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Microsoft to expand rural broadband access initiative to 25 states

Microsoft will expand its Airband Initiative to bring broadband to rural communities in 25 states by the end of next year. Through the widened Airband Initiative, Microsoft says it seeks to bring broadband access to 3 million Americans by July 2022, up from its original goal of 2 ...

Towns begin talks with firm to bring high-speed internet to area

The town the Fletcher, North Carolina hosted the first of three public input meetings scheduled this week in the county to receive feedback on residents’ current broadband service. Audience members wanted to see more competition in the area to lower cost, increased reliabili...

North Myrtle Beach exploring small cell technology regulations

Last week, the North Myrtle Beach’s planning commission unanimously recommended regulations for small cell technology on public property. Myrtle Beach and Conway have also discussed how to regulate small cells, which will become more prevalent when service providers switch t...

As commercial 5G nears, small cells generate interest

According to research on behalf of the Small Cell Forum (SCF), growth in small cell deployments by operators is "set to surge in the coming months as commercialization of 5G mobile networks nears." The research found that deployments will grow by 92 percent in North America and by...

Wireless tech is getting an 'unprecedented' update — and Dallas is getting the VIP treatment

Dallas, TX, is "getting a front-row seat for the future." The city was selected by AT&T, along with a dozen cities, to access 5G, which "will arguably be the biggest upgrade ever in the generations of networks." A number of companies are investing in Dallas as part of this tra...

Communications infrastructure and what it enables

Crown Castle government affairs manager Jonathan Hart published a blog for 1871, Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center, noting some "combination of cell towers, small cells and fiber that comprise our wireless networks and deliver the connectivity necessary in today&r...

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