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Verizon CEO sees home broadband as a ‘big opportunity’

At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, "Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the carrier’s 5G home residential broadband service as complementing its wired Fios offering while extending the ability to provide a wireless alternative to home connectivity." In his c...

Verizon’s 5G aspirations lead to over 10,000 voluntary resignations

In light of its 5G aspirations, Verizon announced approximately 10,400 of its employees voluntarily resigned as part of its "realigned organization structure." The cost-cutting program should help Verizon retool for its 5G technology. The realignment is a four-year, $10 billion co...

Charlemont rejects Comcast broadband offer; opts to build $1.4M fiber optic network

Comcast’s $462,123 proposal, which would have connected 96 percent of households in Charlemont, Massachusetts with high-speed internet was rejected by town meeting voters. Instead, Charlemont has decided to build its own fiber optic broadband network. The project funding wou...

City, Cincinnati Bell bring free Wi-Fi to Downtown

City leaders in Cincinnati, OH, announced a partnership with Cincinnati Bell that "will bring free Wi-Fi to downtown Cincinnati." The new alliance, dubbed "Smart Cincy," will "ignite economic growth, improve public safety, power more efficient government, and bridge the digital di...

Nokia and China Mobile launch hybrid 5G indoor system

Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute have co-operated to design an indoor network solution that combines passive antennas with 5G radio and Bluetooth beacons. The system "is designed to enable very localized services, reduce the cost of deploying 5G NR indoor coverage and cap...

Plaza eyes cell nodes and telecommunication regulations

Last week, the Village of Great Neck Plaza introduced legislation to update their laws on telecommunication towers, antennas and other facilities. Mayor Jean Celender described the proposal as aiming to "get ahead" and "be proactive" as new technologies like small cell nodes emerg...

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