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New app could help expand broadband access in Montana

The National Association of Counties has created an app called TestIT to build a better map of broadband access. The app records the speed of upload and downloads and tracks your GPS location. No matter where you are, a tap of the app tells where you do and don’t meet minimu...

Springs adopts small-cell wireless rules

Acting ahead of pending state legislation that could preempt certain local regulation, the Sandy Springs City Council has adopted an ordinance applicable to small wireless providers. The measure anticipates small cell towers with the rollout of 5G cellular service. Under the ordin...

Drop Huawei or see intelligence sharing pared back, U.S. tells Germany

The Trump administration has told the German government it would limit intelligence sharing with Berlin if Huawei Technologies Co. is allowed to build Germany’s next-generation mobile-internet infrastructure. In a letter to the country’s economics minister, U.S. Ambass...

Germany to allocate 5G frequencies in the second half of 2019, won’t ban Huawei

Germany’s telecom regulatory body, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), announced that it is preparing to allocate frequencies for local 5G networks in the second half of this year. BNetzA said companies will be able to apply for spectrum in the 3.7-3.8 GHz band for use in i...

How New York City will make 5G accessible and affordable

After asking three companies – Neutral Connect Networks, Fiberless Networks, and Edge Fibernet – to experiment with 5G on Governors Island Park, New York City officials have “learned that deploying 5G will be challenging, but the benefits are significant.” ...

Taneytown officials consider limits on installation of small cell wireless technology

The Taneytown, MD Mayor and City Council discussed an ordinance “that would place limits on the implementation of small cell wireless apparatuses erected on public grounds in the city.” The ordinance “would establish a framework for aesthetic criteria that a smal...

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