Amazon’s Cloud-Computing Empire Faces Threat From Edge of the Network

Bloomberg reported that, with an abundance of mobile devices and sensors now connected to the internet, more people and companies need their computing power close to them. The article notes that this is "going to hand a huge opportunity to wireless carriers, which are building fast 5G networks to handle the task." The article includes commentary from Crown Castle VP Paul Reddick, who says the company is in talks with both wireless carriers and cloud providers to deploy additional 5G across the country.

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Crown Castle-backed Vapor IO raises $90M for nationwide edge rollout

Last week, Vapor IO announced an additional investment by Crown Castle and private equity firm Berkshire Partners, bringing its aggregate Series C funding to $90 million and providing the means to accelerate its Kinetic Edge buildout. The company now says it has the funds to build...

AT&T brought 5G to Pittsburgh, but you might not have noticed ... yet

Renee Fleener Morales, public affairs manager for Crown Castle, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette speaking about Crown Castle’s deployment of 5G technology in Pittsburgh, PA, where the company has already deployed 40 small cell nodes. "It’s a huge benefit ...

NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) has announced ten new franchise agreements (covering nine companies) for providers to install 5G equipment on city-owned street light poles and traffic lights, as well as some privately owned uti...

Viewpoint: The case for better connectivity in D.C.

TCMA CEO John Drew published an op-ed in Washington Business Journal detailing the importance of prioritizing communications infrastructure to improve 5G capabilities throughout Washington, D.C. "D.C. is known as the power epicenter of our nation, where key leaders from across ind...

Houston Public Library’s new Mobile Express to serve Houston’s high-need areas

In partnership with the Houston Public Library Foundation, Crown Castle helped equip a Mobile Express vehicle with new technology including laptops and tech lab workstations. The vehicle is a mobile library and technology lab that has been serving the Houston area to support local...

Science Center is launching a telecoms education program for teens in 2020

In partnership with University City Science Center, Crown Castle will participate in bringing a telecommunications education program to high schoolers in the Science Center’s STEM program for teens, which is hosted by FirstHand. As part of Crown Castle’s Connected by G...

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