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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 "...

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."

Jacques Greyling joins Vapor IO as chief operating officer

Vapor IO announced the appointment of Jacques Greyling to its executive team as chief operating officer. Greyling will focus on "driving company growth, as interest for the company’s Kinetic Energy platform hits new highs." Vapor IO intends to "rapidly expand its Kinetic Edg...

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 ...

Blue Earth County Board looks to expand broadband options

The Blue Earth County Board in Blue Earth County, MN is looking to "kickstart efforts to bring more broadband options and data fiber connections to the area." Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg called on county officials Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a future public-private data ...

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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