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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US Census Bureau finds stark rural-urban broadband divide

The latest American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau reinforces how stark the digital divide is between urban and rural areas. Among counties where fewer than 60% of homes lacked broadband internet subscriptions, 88% were mostly or completely rural. Lack of access was al...

Cheyenne City Council to set rules on next-gen cell towers

Cheyenne city Councilman Dicky Shanor has been working with city staff on development code changes released in draft form earlier this month. If ultimately approved by the full City Council, the changes would allow providers to apply to install devices on public property throughou...

Georgia senators seek 5G wireless legislation

To make way for faster wireless internet, Georgia lawmakers are pushing for statewide rules governing where and how cellphone companies can install their equipment on public land. A Senate study committee voted unanimously to pursue statewide regulations to promote 5G wireless tec...

New Hampshire towns might start making their own broadband

The town of Bristol has voter permission to spend $98,500, and hopefully another $33,000 next year, combined with a $132,000 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission, to build three miles of fiber backbone through its main business district. The system, which will enter ...

Nominee for Mills Cabinet sees broadband access as key to Maine economy

Gov.-elect Janet Mills nominated Heather Johnson, the woman charged with expanding broadband access in Maine, to be her economic development commissioner on Thursday. Johnson, who has a background in public- and private-sector economic development and communications, now heads the...

Finland is trying to compete with China and the US in the race for 5G

Finnish telecom company Nokia is gaining momentum in the mobile communications market as a key player making 5G equipment and software. The company’s efforts have helped put Finland on the map in the worldwide race to develop and implement 5G wireless technology. "They (Noki...

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