Enhancing wireless technology

Crown Castle’s Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), published an op-ed in The Georgetowner noting, “Everyone is committed to installing equipment on poles that will blend into the environment to preserve the aesthetics of each community, including Georgetown.”

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Trump blockade of Huawei fizzles in European 5G rollout

Even though the Trump administration has campaigned to convince European allies to ban China’s Huawei from its telecom networks, Europe is still trying to “balance concerns about growing Chinese influence with a desire to increase business with the region’s secon...

Communication breakdown could imperil the 5G rollout

Before 5G can come to New York, the city will have to speed up the process of granting access to light and traffic poles, which will be crucial parts of the 5G infrastructure in the areas of greatest demand. This is the complaint several telecommunications companies have been maki...

Virginia electric utilities wiring rural areas for broadband

Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address geographic disparities in broadband coverage by passing a bill that will give the state’s two largest electric utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, the green light to provide broadband internet service to unserved a...

Gov. Lee announces $14.8M in broadband grants to expand service in 17 counties

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. The grants are part of a plan to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses across 17 Tennessee counties.” In a statement, Gov. Lee said he is “comm...

As New Orleans rolls out first 5G devices, some residents see an unwelcome addition

In light of small cell deployments throughout New Orleans, there is a debate over safety concerns. Some residents have expressed concern over the devices’ proximity to homes. One resident, Harvey Stern, opposes the devices “chiefly because he is concerned about the eff...

City Council considers blocking any future sale of Baltimore's 700-mile underground conduit system

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is the lead sponsor on a bill filed yesterday that would seek a charter amendment in November 2020 to permanently revoke the authority of city officials to sell “Baltimore’s 700-mile, century-old unde...

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