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How Ventura County is working to increase broadband

A group of public and private entities and individuals are working to make sure Ventura County, CA is ready for "blazing fast" internet connectivity. In Ventura and Oxnard, "a consultant is exploring what it would take to a create a broadband master plan and develop a policy to en...

Committee hopes to provide broadband throughout Lauderdale

Officials in Lauderdale County, AL are ramping up efforts to bring broadband access to more households. The county commission has set up a contract with Connected Nation to help develop a plan for access. A number of officials spoke on the issue, including County Commissioner Brad...

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings "are said to be the first-time vulnerabilities have affected both 4G and the incoming 5G standard, w...

Verizon says 5G will arrive in 30 cities in late 2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told investors on Thursday that Verizon’s 5G network will be deployed in 30 cities this year. However, the company did not say which cities will be first, or how widely the technology will be deployed in the selected places. Verizon "confirmed that ...

Crown Castle Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

HOUSTON , Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.125 per common share.  The quarterly dividend will be payable on March 29, 2019 to common stockhold...

'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...

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