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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Bellevue Chamber leads effort to pave the way for 5G mobile

The City of Bellevue acted Tuesday to amend City Code and adopt a small cell wireless facilities Master License Agreement template. This will streamline the process to add 5G wireless infrastructure in Bellevue. This action was made possible through the collaborative efforts of th...

Rural broadband bills clear Georgia House committee

A Georgia House committee approved legislation Monday authorizing nonprofit telephone companies and electric membership corporations (EMCs) to provide broadband service in rural Georgia. Over a span of two years, the House Rural Development Council held hearings in rural counties ...

Verizon: 5G Home won’t expand until second half of 2019

During last Monday’s Q4 2018 earnings conference call with analysts, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said that "standards-based 5G home hardware isn’t coming until the second half of 2019, effectively confirming that the four-city 5G Home network won’t expand much beyo...

In smart cities, 5G won’t just lessen congestion, it could save lives too

While 5G will bring unprecedented internet speeds, there are also a variety of other benefits the network will bring to light, such as smart city initiatives, safety, video analytics, gunshot detection, cyber capabilities, and improving operational efficiencies. For example, audio...

AT&T sees big future for small cells in Maryland

Small cell technology could help usher in 5G, and they're starting to pop up around Maryland, said AT&T's Mid-Atlantic president Marc Blakeman. Blakeman, who joined a panel called "The Future of Charm City" Thursday night at City Garage, noted that small cell technology will g...

House approves Broadband Expansion Act

During a Monday floor session vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates gave overwhelming approval to the Broadband Expansion Act of 2019. House Bill 2005 was approved 97-1 and sent to the state Senate for consideration. "Broadband development and expansion is absolutely critical...

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