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5G raises twin privacy concerns, says former Bell Labs/AT&T Labs researcher

While 5G promises significantly faster mobile data connections, it also raises two privacy concerns, according a former researcher at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research. Dr. Steve Bellovin, who is now a professor of computer science at Columbia University, says the first issue i...

South Portland broadband plan could hit funding snag

An action plan for using $436,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds received unanimous City Council approval Tuesday night in Portland, ME. However, the plan to be submitted to the Cumberland County Commissioners, and eventually the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...

FCC chairman says US has early 5G lead

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said U.S. companies are the front-runners in the global race to build 5G wireless networks, a week after President Trump said those companies must step up their efforts or get left behind. “In my view, we’re in the lead with respect to 5G...

Contra Costa County approves controversial 5G small-cell antennas despite protests

Despite resistance from Contra Costa residents, Verizon Wireless will be allowed to install small-cell antennas and equipment in five public right-of-way spots around unincorporated Walnut Creek and Alamo. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted on this Tuesday after li...

AT&T strikes partnership with Microsoft involving network tech

AT&T is testing how to bring network edge compute capabilities into its 5G network with cloudcomputing service Microsoft Azure. In connection with the effort, AT&T is creating a site for the technology, which helps speed up wireless access for businesses, at the AT&T F...

Rural broadband funding could connect more Ohio Valley communities to high-speed

With the new funding for a USDA Rural Development pilot program called ReConnect, which allows companies, nonprofits, and communities in under-served regions to apply for loans and grants to fund broadband projects, there may now be funding for building broadband infrastructure in...

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