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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 ...

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...

California cities take a giant step backward on 5G

CALinnovates described the city of Los Angeles’s new street restoration fee and San Rafael’s recently passed small cell ordinance as "disappointing" examples of policies that stand to negatively impact California’s 5G future. The piece concludes that, "Obstructio...

In 5G race with China, U.S. pushes allies to fight Huawei

Following the Trump administration’s request to ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building next-generation networks due to security concerns, U.S. allies, including Britain and Poland, are also facing pressure to bar the company from building 5G networks in ...

FCC's 5G order faces further scrutiny in courts, Congress

At a recent panel discussion at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, elected officials said while they want 5G technology in their cities, they also want to retain local control over their infrastructure and rights-of-way. The fight against...

Heard about 5G? Here's when it's coming to Chicago and what it means for you

Crown Castle Director of Government Affairs Jonathan Hart was interviewed regarding the impact 5G could have om Chicago, noting "we’ve gotten to the point in our lives where we believe mobile access is not just simply a luxury. We expect our phones to work; we expect our pho...

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