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5G brings optimism and concern to NAB Show 2019

The upcoming NAB Show has an impressive lineup of 5G-focused sessions that “will be topped by a keynote session featuring executives from Intel, Samsung and network-infrastructure vendor Crown Castle.” FierceVideo predicted that the “picture likely to emerge from...

AT&T maintains top spot for US fibre lit buildings

AT&T “has topped Vertical Systems Group’s US fibre lit buildings leaderboard for the third consecutive year.” Crown Castle, along with Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise, CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox, Frontier, Zayo, Altice USA and Windstream were listed as the compan...

State’s fiber investments bring speed, reliability and recognition

Crown Castle is investing in speed upgrades in Wilmington, Delaware, moving from 10gbps to 100 gbps, said Stephen Barnosky, account executive in enterprise fiber. Crown laid down its first Delaware fiber in 2005 and now has a network of more than 600 route miles statewide. To compensate for th...

Speakers warn labor shortages could hamper 5G rollout

Last week, several speakers addressed the tower labor shortages and provided solutions in sessions held at the South Wireless Summit in Nashville. Crown Castle’s Jay Brown said labor shortages will get worse in the future, and he recounted a conversation with a Federal Reserve banker who...

NFL taps Verizon to create 5G services for football fans

Verizon is working with the NFL to create 5G wireless mobile games and augmented-reality services, “aiming to make football more engaging for fans.” As part of the agreement, Verizon will be the “official 5G innovation partner” of the NFL. In an interview, ...

Rep. Anderson files bills to move needle on rural broadband access

Texas State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, filed two bills this legislative session that aim to increase broadband access for people who live where access to reliable internet service is limited, largely in rural areas. The proposals “call for the creation ...

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