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Internet providers want tax break to install broadband

Internet service providers "are asking the state Legislature to give them a decade-long property tax break on fiber optics they install" in Montana. Geoff Feiss, general manager of the Montana Telecommunications Association said that, "Making it more financially appealing to insta...

Our view: How to grow our rural economy

The Fayetteville Observer published an editorial highlighting that in small towns and across the countryside in North Carolina, internet service "too often is barely faster than it was in the early days of dial-up service." The editorial stated that lawmakers "have been unwilling ...

Cloaking the wireless invasion—city, telecoms try to hide small cell antenna systems

As small cells will continue to be installed in Palo Alto, there is a debate over what they should look like. The issue began playing out following a proposal from Crown Castle to install seven small cell nodes in the area for Verizon. While Crown Castle wanted to place an antenna...

The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans may have an early lead.

Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index Report, which studies industry trends, found that by 2022, "fifth-generation cellular networks will power as many as 9 percent of mobile data connections across North America," compared with 4 percent in Asia, indicating that Americans ...

UK defense think tank warns that allowing Huawei into 5G network is 'irresponsible'

British defense and security think tank The Royal United Services Institute said that allowing Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei to participate in Britain’s 5G network is "naïve" and "irresponsible." The company has continued to face allegations that ...

2019 broadband access market outlook: four-part series

Dell’Oro Group began a four-part series on broadband access market outlook. The series discusses the "high-level business and technology trends that will have an impact on network operators," as well as anticipated trends in broadband access and home networking. It noted tha...

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