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Gov. Lee announces $14.8M in broadband grants to expand service in 17 counties

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. The grants are part of a plan to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses across 17 Tennessee counties.” In a statement, Gov. Lee said he is “comm...

As New Orleans rolls out first 5G devices, some residents see an unwelcome addition

In light of small cell deployments throughout New Orleans, there is a debate over safety concerns. Some residents have expressed concern over the devices’ proximity to homes. One resident, Harvey Stern, opposes the devices “chiefly because he is concerned about the eff...

City Council considers blocking any future sale of Baltimore's 700-mile underground conduit system

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is the lead sponsor on a bill filed yesterday that would seek a charter amendment in November 2020 to permanently revoke the authority of city officials to sell “Baltimore’s 700-mile, century-old unde...

Smart Cities Council announces 10 finalists in Readiness Challenge

The Smart Cities Council announced 10 finalists in its 2019 North American Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, including Baltimore; Dallas; Edmonton, Canada; Jersey City, NJ; Montgomery, AL; Palm Coast, FL; Racine, WI; Cleantech San Diego; the North Florida Smart Region Coalition; a...

5G is how CEO of wireless infrastructure company spells opportunity

Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown spoke with Texas Inc. about Crown’s progress in deploying fifth generation wireless technology. When asked how the rollout of 5G is going in Houston and other cities, Brown responded, “In Houston and other large cities, we’re focused on...

Verizon 5G coming to Panama City

Congressman Neal Dunn and leaders from Verizon toured the Panama City area Friday to plan the groundbreaking move of preparing to launch 5G. "They're building on a 5G, true 5G mobile network so that once we get the appropriate phones and equipment you can actually work at 5G speed...

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