FCC awarding up to $16 billion to address U.S. areas lacking broadband service

The FCC voted on Tuesday, June 9 to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million unserved rural homes and businesses. The FCC voted to commence the auction on October 29, where auction applicants will be required to offer voice and broadband services in unserved locations in exchange for receiving monthly payments over 10 years.

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Op-Ed: We need 5G now more than ever

Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Kathy Putt published an op-ed highlighting the importance for lawmakers to prioritize telecommunications policies that enable the deployment of 5G networks in Washington state. "Clearly, there is a real need to activate 5G networks. But in o...

MD5G Partnership launches in support of 5G deployment throughout Md.

Maryland’s technology, civic and business leadership announced the MD5G Partnership, a coalition to create more connected communities through communications infrastructure and 5G connectivity, with Crown Castle as a listed member of the coalition. "The revolution to 5G throu...

Tower company Crown Castle supports Microsoft's Airband Initiative

Crown Castle has announced an agreement with Microsoft to support the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which will deliver broadband to unserved and underserved rural communities across the United States by working with ISPs and hardware manufacturers on solutions to expand access to ...

5G Funding Could Be Included in the Next Stimulus Bill. These Stocks Could Benefit.

Barron’s reported that the next round of fiscal stimulus may include funding for 5G network and rural broadband infrastructure, which "would benefit cell tower real-estate trusts." The article highlighted Crown Castle as an "attractive [way] for investors to play the 5G tran...

SF must focus on a digital divide amplified by the coronavirus crisis

A recent report released by the city of San Francisco revealed that approximately one in eight residents lacks access to high-speed home internet, and one in seven families in public school lacks a computer connected to the internet at home. Without high-speed internet access or s...

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