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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...

Small cell rollout has Mitchell planners in action

The Mitchell Planning Commission in Mitchell, SD discussed "what the future for cellular coverage in the city will look like, expecting the growth of small cell and 5G technology in the future." The commission discussed a proposed ordinance to regulate small cell facilities. The u...

Telstra has its first enterprise 5G customer

Telstra announced the use of its 5G mobile network to connect its first 5G customer, FKG Group, a construction and civil engineering company, using the new HTC 5G Hub. According to Telstra CEO Andy Penn, the contract will enable the telco to test and analyze its 5G network in real...

T-Mobile unexpectedly launches commercial 5G network — in Poland

T-Mobile unexpectedly launched a commercial 5G network in Poland, which is the country’s first. It is starting with a limited geographic area, but has plans to expand over the next year. In a statement, T-Mobile Polska CEO Andreas Maierhofer said, "It’s noteworthy that...

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez, Colorado "issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver fiber optic internet connection to all homes and businesses in Cortez." The RFP "seeks companies that could handle financing, design, business...

Charlemont residents vote in favor of building town-owned broadband network

Charlemont, MA, residents "are supporting a town-owned fiber broadband network proposal, instead of a cheaper offer from Comcast." 56 percent of residents voted in favor of the town building its own municipal broadband network, despite it being about $1 million more expensive than...

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