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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...

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...

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...

Baltimore: high-speed broadband should be a priority

Chip Baltimore, a senior fellow of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, a former eight-year Iowa state representative and an attorney licensed in both Iowa and Missouri, published an op-ed highlighting that access to high-speed internet service is the focus of much governmental atte...

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...

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