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Cable 5G transport shows promise and complexity

As cable providers are preparing to provide transport services for 5G, Crown Castle is expanding its fiber network, while Verizon and AT&T appear to be establishing their own fiber-based transport wherever possible. The industry is exploring how its WiFi coverage and emerging ...

2019 is looking good for the tower industry

Tower companies may continue to see revenues increase from network build-outs. According to Wall Street analysts, "The good times appear set to continue for the nation’s tower companies – including Crown Castle, SBA Communications and American Tower…" Some facto...

Put new cell devices underground, Palo Alto board rules

Crown Castle is working with city planning staff "to find a way to fulfill the board’s recommendation to vault equipment" as it looks to lease new cell towers to Verizon in Palo Alto, CA. The city commission "is no longer convinced that when Verizon says it can’t place...

Apple to invest $1 billion in new Texas campus

Apple announced it will invest $1 billion in a new campus in Austin, TX. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that, "Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with ...

Firms hired to make Memphis 'Your name here' Convention Center a reality

The Memphis Cook Convention Center "approved hiring a pair of firms to study how much naming rights to the soon-to-be renovated convention center would be worth and then to market those rights." The study is intended to help maximize opportunities for the city’s growth. In o...

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 ...

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