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Bill aimed at spreading 5G wireless technology moving in General Assembly

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved House Bill 184, whicih "would make it easier to deploy small-cell wireless technology along public rights of way in Georgia." Bob Davis, a lobbyist for Verizon Corp., told committee members before the vote that "in area...

West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

On Tuesday, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The states include West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nort...

Montego Bay neighbors oppose nine cell towers in their OC community

Neighbors in the Montego Bay community expressed their opposition for nine cell towers to be installed by Crown Castle. Holly Donovan, who spoke on behalf of the community, says dozens of other neighbors feel the same way and are concerned about the potential impacts of the cell t...

AT&T announces Chicago and Minneapolis as its next 5G cities

On Tuesday, AT&T announced that Chicago and Minneapolis are the next cities to receive AT&T’s 5G network, predicted to be available in late 2019. Late last year, the company technically launched its network in twelve cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Hous...

With FCC order, Syracuse loses potential revenue stream from small cell tech

Due to the cap placed in the FCC order, Syracuse, NY, is losing extra income that would have come from charging annual fees for telecom companies to install small cells. While Christine Elliott, Syracuse’s director of administration, is disappointed about that, she highlight...

Telecom sues NY DOT over public rights of way

ExteNet Systems Inc., a wireless business, has sued the New York Department of Transportation and a Crown Castle subsidiary in Manhattan federal court, claiming the state agency discriminated by dragging its feet on approving rights of way for new wireless antennas. ExteNet System...

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