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State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

The Georgia General Assembly is expected to take up a bill this session that would reduce local regulations on the deployment of small cell technology. Kimberly Adams, Crown Castle’s Government Relations Manager for the South Area, worked with the city of Brookhaven on its o...

China to press ahead with investments in 5G and Internet of Things, NDRC official says

China will press ahead with investments in artificial intelligence and 5G in 2019 as it competes with the US in the two key areas amid a technology race between the world’s two biggest economies. China’s state planner has singled out AI, the industrial internet, Intern...

Gov. Reynolds requests $20 million for rural Iowa broadband infrastructure

During the Condition of the State address, Governor Kim Reynolds said she wants to continue to devote Iowa dollars to expanding internet access to all areas of the state. "We have come a long way already. U.S. News & World Report says, 'the Hawkeye State leads the nation in ef...

5G rollout will maximize San Francisco’s competitive edge

While San Francisco has a highly educated workforce and receives 45 percent of the total venture capital investment in the entire U.S., the city does not "have a commitment from all major 5G infrastructure providers to deploy in the city." San Francisco has chosen slow deployment ...

Loveland will officially bond about $97 million for broadband

By a vote of 6-1, with two councilors absent, the Loveland City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance allowing the city to issue the bonds. Loveland staff will now begin the three-year process to construct a city-wide fiber broadband network that is capable of offeri...

Apple claims Qualcomm wouldn’t sell it 5G chips, delaying transition

Apple is claiming that it was interested to continue working with Qualcomm on modems, but that it was forced to start second-sourcing from Intel as a result of Qualcomm’s intransigence on the modem issue. In fact, Apple’s shift to 5G has been delayed because it must re...

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