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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FCC’s 5G order withstands initial legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied a motion to stay the FCC decision, but Brian Namey of the National Association of Counties, said "the challenge will continue." Namey noted "we share the FCC’s goal of expanding broadband access for every American; howev...

State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

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China will press ahead with investments in artificial intelligence and 5G in 2019 as it competes with the US in the two key areas amid a technology race between the world’s two biggest economies. China’s state planner has singled out AI, the industrial internet, Intern...

Gov. Reynolds requests $20 million for rural Iowa broadband infrastructure

During the Condition of the State address, Governor Kim Reynolds said she wants to continue to devote Iowa dollars to expanding internet access to all areas of the state. "We have come a long way already. U.S. News & World Report says, 'the Hawkeye State leads the nation in ef...

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