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Is 5G technology coming to New Orleans? City Council approves framework that could make it happen

The New Orleans City Council signed off Thursday on rules governing wireless networks that will soon be operating locally — technology that council members said could aid their use of data to drive government decisions and put New Orleans on a par with other forward-looking ...

Corning supports proposed state broadband act

The Corning City Council unanimously authorized a letter of support for a proposed act to overturn an FCC order that limited local jurisdictions’ authority over wireless cell phone infrastructure. HR 530, also known as the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empow...

Verizon to launch mobile 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

Verizon will launch its first mobile 5G service in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. Customers will be able to access the network with the Motorola moto z3 smartphone paired with the Motorola 5G moto mod to create a 5G-enabled phone. The 5G service in Chicago an...

FCC says it didn’t try to game courts in 5G order challenge

In a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law, Timothy B. Strachan, director of the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs, said “Chairman Pai has informed me that neither he nor his staff urged any FCC licensee to challenge the Wireless Infrastructure Order, nor did they make an...

How much does 5G cost? Verizon says $10 extra per month

Verizon will charge an additional $10 a month per smartphone for subscribers who want to add 5G speeds to their devices. Only customers of Verizon's unlimited-data plans “will be able to access the 5G service and they must have a compatible device.” There are also limi...

5G speeds: National City seeks public input for small cells Installation

National City is asking the public for input on the small cells roll-out plan in preparation of 5G speeds. While some are excited about lighting-fast internet, others are concerned about their health. San Diego has already began its installation of small cells, and National City h...

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