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Committee hopes to provide broadband throughout Lauderdale

Officials in Lauderdale County, AL are ramping up efforts to bring broadband access to more households. The county commission has set up a contract with Connected Nation to help develop a plan for access. A number of officials spoke on the issue, including County Commissioner Brad...

Verizon says 5G will arrive in 30 cities in late 2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg told investors on Thursday that Verizon’s 5G network will be deployed in 30 cities this year. However, the company did not say which cities will be first, or how widely the technology will be deployed in the selected places. Verizon "confirmed that ...

Trump says he wants ‘5G, and even 6G’ wireless tech. But what is 6G?

Following President Trump’s tweet about 5G and 6G technology, The Washington Post published an article highlighting that "so far, 6G exists largely as a theoretical concept and is a long way from being deployed in the real world." FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said at...

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings "are said to be the first-time vulnerabilities have affected both 4G and the incoming 5G standard, w...

Crown Castle Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

HOUSTON , Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.125 per common share.  The quarterly dividend will be payable on March 29, 2019 to common stockhold...

Diversification seems the way forward

Crown Castle was cited as an example of asset class diversification in a Communications Today article, which discussed the high demand for "fiber-to-the-small-cell." "Crown Castle in the US has acquired many fibercos – including Lightower, FiberNet, and NextG – to prov...

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