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AT&T boosts Atlanta area mobile coverage for Super Bowl

Ahead of the Super Bowl, AT&T said its customers and FirstNet subscribers "are getting a big boost in mobile coverage and capacity." It said it’s the first company to make standards-based mobile 5G available to Atlanta businesses and consumers and that "it’s been w...

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...

Verizon CEO sees 5G rollout spurring new uses for wireless

Speaking with Maria Bartiromo from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said "new markets or ‘use cases’ for the company will emerge as 5G rolls out." Vestberg noted "there are so many people on smart phones, when they will have 5G ...

Gov. Lamont wants CT to be a leader in 5G mobile networks, but his aspirations face significant hurdles

In his inaugural State of the State address, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he wants Connecticut's cities to be the first in New England with access to fifth-generation, mobile networks. In his remarks, Gov. Lamont said, "The telecommunication companies are ready to start buildi...

Broadband effort critical in Columbia County

Kathryn Witherington, economic development coordinator for the Port of Columbia, published an op-ed emphasizing the importance of using public resources "to build a dark fiber line that any private internet service provider can lease to provide faster, more reliable internet to re...

If 5G is so important, why isn’t it secure?

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published an op-ed stating, "We cannot allow the hype about 5G to overshadow the absolute necessity that it be secure." Wheeler said the our wireless networks are not as secure as they could be since cyberattacks were "not a front-and-center concern...

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