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Snyder signs bills to ease shift to 5G wireless technology

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to "establish statewide regulations and fee limits for the installation of a dense network of ‘small cells’ on telephone poles, traffic signals and other infrastructure." The measures "are backed by carriers such as Verizon ...

County to upgrade 911 fiber network

Lawrence County, PA, is upgrading its public safety communications to enable better communication between Lawrence and Mercer counties. The county commissioners approved a contract of $155,274 with Mission Critical Partners, LLC to oversee its fiber network project. The upgrades "...

AT&T expands fiber to a dozen more metros — boosting its 5G efforts

AT&T "unveiled 12 new metropolitan areas for its fiber service part of a push that should help the next-generation of wireless networks, as well." The company said more cities will get ultra-high-speed broadband options, bringing its total to 84 in the U.S.

FCC approves plan for freeing up more 5G spectrum

The FCC "has voted unanimously on service rule changes as part of a framework for freeing up spectrum…it's latest effort to boost the deployment of 5G, IoT and more, and the largest swath of contiguous spectrum currently available in the millimeter-wave bands."

Crown Castle Declares Quarterly Preferred Stock Dividend

HOUSTON , Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) (“Crown Castle”) announced today that the quarterly dividend on its 6.875% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (“Preferred Stock”) will be paid February 1, 2019 to holders of record on January 15, 2019 ....

Green light for Petersham broadband network

Residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ballot measure giving the final green light for a town-wide broadband network in Petersham, MA. Petersham residents "easily agreed to front the $800,000 cost for the utility pole ‘make-ready’ work in order to build a publicl...

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