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As New Orleans rolls out first 5G devices, some residents see an unwelcome addition

In light of small cell deployments throughout New Orleans, there is a debate over safety concerns. Some residents have expressed concern over the devices’ proximity to homes. One resident, Harvey Stern, opposes the devices “chiefly because he is concerned about the eff...

City Council considers blocking any future sale of Baltimore's 700-mile underground conduit system

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is the lead sponsor on a bill filed yesterday that would seek a charter amendment in November 2020 to permanently revoke the authority of city officials to sell “Baltimore’s 700-mile, century-old unde...

Smart Cities Council announces 10 finalists in Readiness Challenge

The Smart Cities Council announced 10 finalists in its 2019 North American Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, including Baltimore; Dallas; Edmonton, Canada; Jersey City, NJ; Montgomery, AL; Palm Coast, FL; Racine, WI; Cleantech San Diego; the North Florida Smart Region Coalition; a...

5G is how CEO of wireless infrastructure company spells opportunity

Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown spoke with Texas Inc. about Crown’s progress in deploying fifth generation wireless technology. When asked how the rollout of 5G is going in Houston and other cities, Brown responded, “In Houston and other large cities, we’re focused on...

$1M grant will fund broadband extension to New Carlisle

Efforts to create a new industrial park near New Carlisle have received a $1 million boost from the federal government. It was announced Friday that 24.4 miles of new fiber optic cable would be extended through western St. Joseph County and by the Navistar Proving Grounds left beh...

Plainfield approves spending $400K for broadband network

During a Town Hall meeting last Tuesday, 133 of the town’s 471 registered voters unanimously approved spending $400,000 for the construction of a town-owned broadband network. “We did this to make sure that we can pay the bill the day that construction begins,” s...

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