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Huawei ban won't make the US fall behind in 5G technology, experts say

According to experts, the U.S. will not fall behind in the introduction of next-generation 5G mobile networks if Huawei stays banned there, though smaller countries and potentially Europe could suffer from reduced competition. Experts told CNBC that Nokia, Ericsson and smaller riv...

Making connections: State lawmakers introduce bills in attempt to bring better internet access to rural areas

Three Texas state lawmakers “have filed five bills this legislative session to help bring high-speed internet connectivity to those who live in rural areas.” Senate Bill 1103 and House Bill 2423 “create a broadband office within the Public Utility Commission of T...

Trump’s 5G plan is more than a gift to his base

Kevin Werbach, a professor at the Wharton School and a former telecommunications policy advisor to the Clinton and Obama administrations, published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the potential value of a 5G plan operating on a wholesale basis, in which carriers and othe...

Broadband access 'local economic development issue'

Scott Rudd, director of broadband opportunities in Indianapolis, said the “lack of high speed internet access in some areas of the state has created a sense of urgency.” In an interview, Rudd talked about the need for the state’s largest single investment in broa...

Blunt working for expansion of broadband service in rural Mo.

In Missouri, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt “spoke of his goal to increase broadband service to rural Missouri…” Sen. Blunt said that 51 percent of rural Missouri does not have broadband service, compared to 35 percent of rural areas nationwide. In his remarks, Sen. Blunt ...

Rural America will fall further behind without all-fiber broadband infrastructure investment

Lisa R. Youngers, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, published an op-ed in The Hill emphasizing that all Americans “deserve access to ultra-fast broadband service that only all-fiber networks can provide. Expanding all-fiber networks, especially to rural A...

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