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Facebook to launch broadband expansion project in West Virginia

Representatives from Facebook joined West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to announce a 275-mile fiber optic cable across West Virginia to connect its data centers. The project will enable broadband providers to tap into the fiber line, giving the...

Making connections: State lawmakers introduce bills in attempt to bring better internet access to rural areas

Three Texas state lawmakers “have filed five bills this legislative session to help bring high-speed internet connectivity to those who live in rural areas.” Senate Bill 1103 and House Bill 2423 “create a broadband office within the Public Utility Commission of T...

How dark fiber can support flexible networks for local government

StateScoop reported on the various ways that dark fiber gives counties the opportunity to use and manage their own, private broadband infrastructure. It highlighted that Dark Fiber offers counties greater network control and capacity and has the potential to support equal access t...

Bel Air commissioners considering 'small cell' wireless legislation

The town of Bel Air is developing four pieces of legislation, including Ordinance 789-19 and three resolutions that apply to regulating the placement of small cell technology. Town Planning Director Kevin Small said “it’s the intention of the town to allow our citizens...

5G’s potential, and why businesses should start preparing for it

Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and Larry Downes, Senior Fellow with Accenture Research, published an article in Harvard Business Review highlighting the findings of a new Accenture survey of nearly 2,...

Huawei ban won't make the US fall behind in 5G technology, experts say

According to experts, the U.S. will not fall behind in the introduction of next-generation 5G mobile networks if Huawei stays banned there, though smaller countries and potentially Europe could suffer from reduced competition. Experts told CNBC that Nokia, Ericsson and smaller riv...

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