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New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings "are said to be the first-time vulnerabilities have affected both 4G and the incoming 5G standard, w...

Trump says he wants ‘5G, and even 6G’ wireless tech. But what is 6G?

Following President Trump’s tweet about 5G and 6G technology, The Washington Post published an article highlighting that "so far, 6G exists largely as a theoretical concept and is a long way from being deployed in the real world." FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said at...

Verizon says 5G will arrive in 30 cities in late 2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told investors on Thursday that Verizon’s 5G network will be deployed in 30 cities this year. However, the company did not say which cities will be first, or how widely the technology will be deployed in the selected places. Verizon "confirmed that ...

Diversification seems the way forward

Crown Castle was cited as an example of asset class diversification in a Communications Today article, which discussed the high demand for "fiber-to-the-small-cell." "Crown Castle in the US has acquired many fibercos – including Lightower, FiberNet, and NextG – to prov...

Manchin visits Central WV to discuss broadband access

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke before the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council about trying to expand the reach of broadband throughout the state. In his remarks, Sen. Manchin said, "We want to make sure that we understand who we are in West Virginia, the maps that a...

Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that the commission’s annual broadband assessment "will show that his deregulatory policies have substantially improved access in the United States," and will conclude that broadband "is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely ba...

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