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Digital divide as City Commission considers utility-managed fiber optics

At a workshop with city commissioners in the city of Tallahassee, FL, commissioners discussed whether the city should get into the high-speed internet business. While several commissioners favored “wanting to issue a request for proposals on a feasibility study and continue ...

U.S. conducting 5G security review amid hacking, Huawei concerns

The Department of Homeland Security is “conducting a broad review of risks posed by 5G technology, officials said, as the U.S. grapples with concerns about the new network’s vulnerability to hacking and the rise of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies C...

How dark fiber can support flexible networks for local government

StateScoop reported on the various ways that dark fiber gives counties the opportunity to use and manage their own, private broadband infrastructure. It highlighted that Dark Fiber offers counties greater network control and capacity and has the potential to support equal access t...

Facebook to launch broadband expansion project in West Virginia

Representatives from Facebook joined West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to announce a 275-mile fiber optic cable across West Virginia to connect its data centers. The project will enable broadband providers to tap into the fiber line, giving the...

HCSS donates $50,000 in scholarships to Construction Intern Awards

Construction software developer HCSS “celebrated the close of its annual Construction Intern Awards program by presenting Kent Beecham a $10,000 Intern of the Year scholarship check at HCSS’s Users Group Meeting.” The awards included scholarships for four finalis...

5G’s potential, and why businesses should start preparing for it

Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and Larry Downes, Senior Fellow with Accenture Research, published an article in Harvard Business Review highlighting the findings of a new Accenture survey of nearly 2,...

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