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In smart cities, 5G won’t just lessen congestion, it could save lives too

While 5G will bring unprecedented internet speeds, there are also a variety of other benefits the network will bring to light, such as smart city initiatives, safety, video analytics, gunshot detection, cyber capabilities, and improving operational efficiencies. For example, audio...

House approves Broadband Expansion Act

During a Monday floor session vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates gave overwhelming approval to the Broadband Expansion Act of 2019. House Bill 2005 was approved 97-1 and sent to the state Senate for consideration. "Broadband development and expansion is absolutely critical...

Microsoft, others combine to push rural broadband solutions

Microsoft, which has been pushing the use of TV white spaces to close the rural broadband divide, has joined with C Spire, Airspan Networks, Nokia and Siklu to form a coalition to come up with a "disruptive blueprint to close the adoption gap." The consortium will use Mississippi ...

House committee investigates FCC over 5G infrastructure order

The House Energy and Commerce committee has opened an investigation into the FCC related to the commission’s recent order preempting local control and pricing of infrastructure access, “alleging that FCC representatives may have acted improperly in support of an initia...

Deutsche Telekom Warns Huawei Ban Would Hurt Europe 5G

According to an internal assessment by Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe would fall behind the U.S. and China in the race to install 5G wireless networks if governments ban Chinese equipment supplier Huawai Technologies Co. over security fears. Officials at Europe’s largest teleco...

City approves basic guidelines for new infrastructure to support 5G wireless networking

The Board of Aldermen in the City of Frederick, MD, approved basic regulations to install new telecommunications equipment in public spots. While the board is not "finished discussing specific aesthetic requirements," speedier wireless service is expected to be on its way to Frede...

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