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Residents protest approval of Verizon equipment

Interim Planning Director in Palo Alto, CA, Jonathan Lait, approved Crown Castle/Verizon Wireless to install five new wireless communications facilities. Lait rejected two of the seven nodes that Crown Castle had proposed. However, a group of Palo Alto residents are "sounding off ...

Broadband work nearing the end in Jonesborough

BrightRidge crews are nearing completion of work to the utility’s broadband infrastructure in downtown Jonesborough, TN. Stacy Evans, BrightRidge’s chief broadband officer, said last week that improvements to underground fiber optics along Main Street should be wrapped...

FCC Commissioner Carr talks infrastructure, spectrum and jobs needed for 5G

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the opportunity presented by 5G will come in three parts: better and faster performance on smartphones, more competitive home broadband and a new wave of innovation and entrepreneurship. Carr said "there’s no question that 5G is going to be...

Deloitte predicts 50 operators will offer 5G connectivity by 2020

In its Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions for 2019, Deloitte found that 72 operators are currently testing 5G networks, and it predicts 25 will be launching 5G services this year. The report also found that the number of operators planning to launch 5G ser...

Crown Castle Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results, Raises Outlook for Full Year 2019

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") today reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. 2019 Outlook for Organic Contribution to Site Rental Revenues, Growth in Site Rental Revenues ($ in millions) 2...

City of Branson working on new ordinance ahead of 5G technology

The City of Branson is drafting an ordinance to control the design, permits and overall appearance of small cells in public right-of-ways. City Attorney Chris Lebeck said that to bring 5G to the city, carriers will set up "small cell" systems, and that "they welcome the new high-s...

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