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FCC spectrum auction tops $1 billion

Only seven business days after it began, the FCC’s 24 GHz spectrum auction “blow past the $1 billion mark Friday (March 22).” The FCC is auctioning the spectrum “to free up more bandwidth for 5G wireless broadband, to help close the rural digital divide, an...

City, county join forces to boost Internet access

Palm Coast, FL Mayor Milissa Holland and Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins held a meeting to show that the city and county were working together to find solutions to bring high-speed internet to everyone and start a conversation about getting fiber optic cable for the cities...

How Forsyth County is getting ready for 5G

As small cell towers go up in Forsyth County and the city of Cumming, GA, Scott Evans, senior technology manager for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce said 5G “is increasing its potential footprint beyond major cities.” However, he noted that, right now, &...

Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

Research analysts at MoffettNathanson concluded in a recent report that Verizon’s 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — “its short-range 5G small cells are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a na...

Rep. Dave Loebsack tours Iowa tower site in congressional district

Inside Towers, Wireless Estimator and AGL Media Group reported that U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) visited a Crown Castle tower site in his congressional district. During the visit, Rep. Loebsack learned about the network equipment that’s installed on the tower and...

'Nodes' are popping up all over Charlotte. Here's why.

Crown Castle has installed 130 small cell towers in Charlotte and has mapped out possible locations for 70 more. Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Ann Brooks said that, "Crown Castle shares the city of Charlotte's commitment to making it one of the most connected cities in t...

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