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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...

Bel Air commissioners considering 'small cell' wireless legislation

The town of Bel Air is developing four pieces of legislation, including Ordinance 789-19 and three resolutions that apply to regulating the placement of small cell technology. Town Planning Director Kevin Small said “it’s the intention of the town to allow our citizens...

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...

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...

What 5G can do for DC

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, published an op-ed in The Washington Examiner detailing the economic growth, faster speeds and enhanced user experience that 5G will bring residents in Washington, D.C. He highlighted that in order for 5G to b...

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 ...

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