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'Still a lot more to do' as Minnesota lawmakers push for border-to-border broadband

Broadband deployment advocates asked lawmakers to "back a proposal to boost state funding to fill gaps in internet coverage in pockets of rural Minnesota." The requests came a day after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposed spending $70 million to expand high-speed internet access acro...

Nokia emphasizes role of 5G transport, expands small cell band support

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, "Nokia announced enhancements to what it calls its ‘anyhaul’ portfolio, which includes microwave, optical, IP and PON solutions." Nokia’s Vice President of Networks Marketing and Communications Phil Twist said the combination of an...

Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung announced the launch of a top-tier model of the Galaxy S10 that offers 5G mobile data connectivity. Samsung says the S10 5G "can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and s...

Turning Miami into a technology smart city

Speaking to the state’s efforts at making Miami, FL a smart city, Margaret Brisbane, assistant director of the city of Miami’s Information and Technology, said that "the transition into this new method of information and data collection is for the security and safety o...

Three big tech trends for 2019

Forbes contributor Ross Gerber, CEO and president of Gerber Kawasaki Inc., outlined three big technology trends for 2019, including 5G wireless technology. He noted that the coming 5G network will present opportunities for not only service providers like Verizon, FiOS and Spectrum...

Internet providers want tax break to install broadband

Internet service providers "are asking the state Legislature to give them a decade-long property tax break on fiber optics they install" in Montana. Geoff Feiss, general manager of the Montana Telecommunications Association said that, "Making it more financially appealing to insta...

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