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Fort Collins municipal broadband will offer first service in August

The city of Fort Collins’, CO municipal broadband enterprise, Fort Collins Connexion, will connect its first customers to high-speed internet this August. While construction began in November 2018 and the Fort Collins Connexion Broadband Business Plan calls for a constructio...

TIA launches task group to develop industry standards for edge data centers

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the launch of a new standards task group to "develop industry best practices for Edge Data Centers." Last year, TIA’s Edge Data Centers Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Hunter of Crown Castle, released a position paper o...

T-Mobile has 5G towers in most top U.S. markets, handsets arriving in 2019

During T-Mobile’s fourth-quarter 2018 results call, executives maintained that they’re "ready and excited for the launch of the company’s nationwide 5G network." T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company is adding "thousands upon thousands of new sites with 600Mh...

Local executives prod Bowser to speed up 5G regulations

Several tech executives in Washington, D.C., including Upside Business Travel founder Scott Case and Legends of Learning co-founder Sandy Roskes, are urging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to "speed up the regulatory process laying the groundwork for next-generation wireless networks&hel...

USDA e-connectivity toolkit offers rural broadband resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new "e-connectivity" toolkit to support the deployment of high-speed Internet service in rural communities. The toolkit features 27 USDA programs meant to facilitate the expansion of broadband, including grants, loans and technical ass...

We need a national rural broadband plan

Assistant professor at the University of Virginia Christopher Ali wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling for a national rural broadband plan. Ali highlighted that the lack of a national rural broadband policy is causing the United States to lose the global competition in com...

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