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911 service and cell towers on agenda for Maryland’s counties and towns

Whereas the Maryland Association of Counties is pushing for improvements in the state’s 911 system, the Maryland Municipal League (MML) has just one goal during this General Assembly session: "to protect local authority in deciding where small cellular towers will go around ...

High-speed broadband to increase in parts of Spokane and Stevens counties

Idaho-based Intermax Networks will receive $216,045 annually to "provide fixed wireless broadband and voice over internet protocol services to 823 homes and businesses in Spokane County." Virginia-based Declaration Networks Group Inc. will receive $390,410 annually to "provide fix...

Port gets boost in funds for fiber

Chief Operating Officer Kara Riebold reported to Port of Whitman County commissioners on January 24 that the Community Economics Revitalization Board (CERB) has increased the Port’s loan and broadband grant. The qualifications for the increase "required a project to expect o...

Sprint touts network investments as it reports a $141M loss

In a quarterly call with investors last week, Sprint CEO Michel Combes said that the carrier "has added expanded its 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz coverage." Combes added that "Sprint now has 27,000 small cells on-air, compared to only 3,000 at this time last year." This comes as S...

5G rollout brings to life the smart hospital

A Georgia House committee approved legislation Monday authorizing nonprofit telephone companies and electric membership corporations (EMCs) to provide broadband service in rural Georgia. Over a span of two years, the House Rural Development Council held hearings in rural counties ...

Rural broadband is now law in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant signed a new law helping to make rural broadband a reality, expanding internet access for thousands of families. House Bill 366 created the "Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act" and has received bi- partisan support since nearly the beginning. Lawmakers are hop...

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