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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City Council votes to approve 5G in city limits

Sioux Falls "will be one of the first in cities South Dakota – and possibly among the first in the nation – to roll out 5G technology." Verizon Wireless has been given the go-ahead from city council to install "small cell technology" on poles and parks around the city....

Big Cable’s ‘10G’ campaign betrays a fear of wireless 5G

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Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes to tackle broadband in first term

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McCardle elected MLT mayor pro tem; public hearing Monday on small cell wireless facilities

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