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Viewpoint: D.C. needs to speed up 5G deployment

Vincent Orange, president and CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, penned an op-ed in the Washington Business Journal stating “the robust development of revolutionary 5G networks throughout the city is well overdue.” Orange highlighted the benefits of small cells, rang...

Digital divide as City Commission considers utility-managed fiber optics

At a workshop with city commissioners in the city of Tallahassee, FL, commissioners discussed whether the city should get into the high-speed internet business. While several commissioners favored “wanting to issue a request for proposals on a feasibility study and continue ...

PG&E faces pole attachment shot clock, as CPUC arbitrator hands Crown Castle a win

An administrative law judge “gave Crown Castle a victory of sorts in a dispute over terms for attaching fiber optic cable to utility poles that Pacific Gas and Electric owns.” If the California Public Utilities Commission signs off on the finding, it will establish a 4...

U.S. conducting 5G security review amid hacking, Huawei concerns

The Department of Homeland Security is “conducting a broad review of risks posed by 5G technology, officials said, as the U.S. grapples with concerns about the new network’s vulnerability to hacking and the rise of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies C...

5G’s potential, and why businesses should start preparing for it

Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and Larry Downes, Senior Fellow with Accenture Research, published an article in Harvard Business Review highlighting the findings of a new Accenture survey of nearly 2,...

Making connections: State lawmakers introduce bills in attempt to bring better internet access to rural areas

Three Texas state lawmakers “have filed five bills this legislative session to help bring high-speed internet connectivity to those who live in rural areas.” Senate Bill 1103 and House Bill 2423 “create a broadband office within the Public Utility Commission of T...

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