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County officials meet with consultant, set to start broadband plan

The Franklin County Broadband Authority kicked off its first 2019 meeting Jan. 15 with a presentation of broadband strategies from Andrew Cohill of Design Nine, Inc – a Blacksburg-based broadband consulting firm selected last year to work with county officials. "Ultimately, ...

Seoul and SK Telecom to use 5G to prevent jaywalking

Seoul and SK Telecom plan to develop "cooperative-intelligent transport systems" that will utilize 5G and car telecommunication to increase safety, the two companies announced. They will install 5G and sensors at major roads in South Korea's capital. They will also supply 5G Vehic...

FCC’s 5G order withstands initial legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied a motion to stay the FCC decision, but Brian Namey of the National Association of Counties, said "the challenge will continue." Namey noted "we share the FCC’s goal of expanding broadband access for every American; howev...

Germany weighs banning Huawei from 5G amid heightened scrutiny

Germany is exploring ways to ban the use of Huawei Technologies Co. products in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, according to a government official, extending the Western backlash against the Chinese tech firm over security concerns. The official stated that ...

Need for data has region preparing for upgrade

Pennsylvania is preparing for the rollout of 5G cellular data service, where Crown Castle East Area director Karmen Rajamani said "people are using their devices in a different way now. When you first started, it was to make phone calls — not a lot of data demand there. But,...

Sprint preps Atlanta for 5G with massive MIMO deployment

Sprint’s "bridge to 5G"—a technology known as Massive MIMO—is going to be out in full force during the Super Bowl in Atlanta next month. "It’s full of all kinds of goodness," said Heather Campbell, network director for the southeast region at Sprint. "It&rs...

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