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West Lake Hills works to improve connectivity

Following complaints of "dead zones" reported by residents and police officers, West Lake Hills, TX, is exploring ways to improve wireless connectivity. AT&T has begun installing small cell nodes in places around Austin and Rollingwood, and an AT&T spokesman gave suggestio...

TIA launches task group to develop industry standards for edge data centers

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the launch of a new standards task group to "develop industry best practices for Edge Data Centers." Last year, TIA’s Edge Data Centers Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle, released a position paper o...

T-Mobile has 5G towers in most top U.S. markets, handsets arriving in 2019

During T-Mobile’s fourth-quarter 2018 results call, executives maintained that they’re "ready and excited for the launch of the company’s nationwide 5G network." T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company is adding "thousands upon thousands of new sites with 600Mh...

Trump preparing plan to boost AI, 5G technology

President Trump is preparing an ambitious plan to ramp up the government's role in speeding next-generation technologies such as 5G wireless and artificial intelligence. In a statement, top White House technology policy aide Michael Kratsios said it "will ensure … that the ...

USDA e-connectivity toolkit offers rural broadband resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new "e-connectivity" toolkit to support the deployment of high-speed Internet service in rural communities. The toolkit features 27 USDA programs meant to facilitate the expansion of broadband, including grants, loans and technical ass...

Senators ask the FCC to investigate wireless carrier throttling

Three senators asked the FCC "to investigate whether U.S. wireless carriers are throttling popular applications without telling customers." The request came following a Bloomberg report that the largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from apps such as Y...

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