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Lack of funding poses challenges for expanding broadband access in Pa.

"A group representing rural Pennsylvanians says expanding high speed broadband internet access in the state needs to be a priority this year," but acknowledged that funding for infrastructure upgrades continues to be an imposition. Vince Philips with the Pennsylvania State Grange,...

Big Cable’s ‘10G’ campaign betrays a fear of wireless 5G

At CES 2019, the NCTA and other cable groups announced a new 10G initiative. Unlike 5G, the 10G branding "isn’t referring to a generational count, but rather the kind of network that the various global cable groups are hoping to achieve: 10 gigabits." Michael Powell, the pre...

Broadband reforms welcome, but public must remain vigilant

The Sun Community News Editorial Board published an editorial highlighting concerns about New York State’s broadband program. The editorial encouraged "local lawmakers to develop a systemic structure to capture and direct all telecommunications-related concerns" from residen...

City Council votes to approve 5G in city limits

Sioux Falls "will be one of the first in cities South Dakota – and possibly among the first in the nation – to roll out 5G technology." Verizon Wireless has been given the go-ahead from city council to install "small cell technology" on poles and parks around the city....

Crown Castle Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON , Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that it plans to release its fourth quarter 2018 results on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 , after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Crown Castle has schedul...

Manteca city leaders ponder agreement for small cell towers

The city council in Manteca, CA, is considering approving a "master pole agreement for wireless providers to install cells sites on city property." The agreement "establishes a streamlined encroachment permit process. It also establishes policies for controlling location, aestheti...

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