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Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that the commission’s annual broadband assessment "will show that his deregulatory policies have substantially improved access in the United States," and will conclude that broadband "is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely ba...

Crown Castle to Present at Raymond James 40th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

HOUSTON , Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that Dan Schlanger , Crown Castle’s Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Raymond James 40 th Annual Institut...

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.

Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index Report, which studies industry trends, found that by 2022, "fifth-generation cellular networks will power as many as 9 percent of mobile data connections across North America," compared with 4 percent in Asia, indicating that Americans ...

Cloaking the wireless invasion—city, telecoms try to hide small cell antenna systems

As small cells will continue to be installed in Palo Alto, there is a debate over what they should look like. The issue began playing out following a proposal from Crown Castle to install seven small cell nodes in the area for Verizon. While Crown Castle wanted to place an antenna...

Shelley McKinley: Rural broadband key to Virginia's future

Shelley McKinley, general manager of technology and corporate responsibility at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, wrote an op-ed in The Virginian-Pilot highlighting the importance of broadband access in the state in order to "start or run a modern business, access telemedicine, take an on...

Internet providers want tax break to install broadband

Internet service providers "are asking the state Legislature to give them a decade-long property tax break on fiber optics they install" in Montana. Geoff Feiss, general manager of the Montana Telecommunications Association said that, "Making it more financially appealing to insta...

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