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Speakers warn labor shortages could hamper 5G rollout

Last week, several speakers addressed the tower labor shortages and provided solutions in sessions held at the South Wireless Summit in Nashville. Crown Castle’s Jay Brown said labor shortages will get worse in the future, and he recounted a conversation with a Federal Reserve banker who...

NFL taps Verizon to create 5G services for football fans

Verizon is working with the NFL to create 5G wireless mobile games and augmented-reality services, “aiming to make football more engaging for fans.” As part of the agreement, Verizon will be the “official 5G innovation partner” of the NFL. In an interview, ...

Rep. Anderson files bills to move needle on rural broadband access

Texas State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, filed two bills this legislative session that aim to increase broadband access for people who live where access to reliable internet service is limited, largely in rural areas. The proposals “call for the creation ...

FCC spectrum auction tops $1 billion

Only seven business days after it began, the FCC’s 24 GHz spectrum auction “blow past the $1 billion mark Friday (March 22).” The FCC is auctioning the spectrum “to free up more bandwidth for 5G wireless broadband, to help close the rural digital divide, an...

City, county join forces to boost Internet access

Palm Coast, FL Mayor Milissa Holland and Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins held a meeting to show that the city and county were working together to find solutions to bring high-speed internet to everyone and start a conversation about getting fiber optic cable for the cities...

How Forsyth County is getting ready for 5G

As small cell towers go up in Forsyth County and the city of Cumming, GA, Scott Evans, senior technology manager for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce said 5G “is increasing its potential footprint beyond major cities.” However, he noted that, right now, &...

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