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Port gets boost in funds for fiber

Chief Operating Officer Kara Riebold reported to Port of Whitman County commissioners on January 24 that the Community Economics Revitalization Board (CERB) has increased the Port’s loan and broadband grant. The qualifications for the increase "required a project to expect o...

Statewide tour stops in Jacksonville to expand broadband

A statewide tour to improve broadband and provide high-speed internet made its last stop in Jacksonville Wednesday night. Experts in the field came to find a solution to allow municipalities to enter public and private partnerships to provide high-speed internet. Currently, a Nort...

Council delays decision on nine new cell towers in neighborhoods

Last Tuesday, Crown Castle officials pitched a scaled-back proposal for nine small cell towers throughout Ocean City, excluding Montego Bay, but the City Council voted 6-1 to table the discussion and have Crown Castle come back with firm locations and designs for the requested nin...

911 service and cell towers on agenda for Maryland’s counties and towns

Whereas the Maryland Association of Counties is pushing for improvements in the state’s 911 system, the Maryland Municipal League (MML) has just one goal during this General Assembly session: "to protect local authority in deciding where small cellular towers will go around ...

Sprint touts network investments as it reports a $141M loss

In a quarterly call with investors last week, Sprint CEO Michel Combes said that the carrier "has added expanded its 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz coverage." Combes added that "Sprint now has 27,000 small cells on-air, compared to only 3,000 at this time last year." This comes as S...

Rural broadband is now law in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant signed a new law helping to make rural broadband a reality, expanding internet access for thousands of families. House Bill 366 created the "Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act" and has received bi- partisan support since nearly the beginning. Lawmakers are hop...

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