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AT&T launches 5G network but Austin customers won't be able to get it

AT&T launched its 5G network in late December in 12 cities across the country, but despite Austin's growing foundation in technology, tech experts say the city is lacking in infrastructure to handle the new network. Scott Dunaway, a spokesperson with Texas 5G Alliance, said "A...

Electrical Co-ops, DRA will help bring fiber broadband internet to rural areas

Thousands of rural Southeast Missourians will soon have access to fiber broadband internet, thanks to a $15.5 million investment from two electrical cooperatives as well as a $1 million public funding boost by the Delta Regional Authority. Southeast Missouri Electric Cooperative w...

Flexential adds more PoPs and makes new carrier alliances

Flexential, a leading provider of hybrid IT and wholesale data center solutions, announced a major expansion to its FlexAnywhere network fabric with new point of presence (PoP) deployments and carrier capabilities. The expansion includes new PoPs in Atlanta and Minneapolis alongsi...

Huawei confirms invite to take part in India’s 5G trials

Huawei Technologies confirmed that it has been invited by the Indian government to conduct 5G trials in the country, which are scheduled to start in early 2019, Indian press reported. The Indian government initially did not invite Huawei to take part in the 5G trials but has now f...

New 4G and 5G spectrum auction aims to fix rural mobile not-spots

To improve mobile coverage across the UK, regulator Ofcom announced plans to hold new spectrum auctions offering mobile operators the 700 MHz band, as well as 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz band. The auction will take place in 2019 or early 2020. While the 700 MHz band is intended to boost 4G...

Following push from King, USDA outlines rules for broadband pilot program

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining its rules for a new rural broadband pilot program. The program, which includes several provisions supported by King, is offering up to $600 million in loans and gra...

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