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San Jose launches new fund to bring internet to thousands of off-line homes

On Tuesday, the city of San Jose created the San Jose Digital Inclusion Fund — the largest of its kind in the country. The aim of this fund is to bring broadband access to some 50,000 households over the next decade and teach residents who may be new to the web the digital s...

Legislature looks at ways to increase rural broadband service

Legislators are considering a surcharge on wireless calls to raise $10 million a year that utilities could use for internet projects in rural Oregon. The average cell phone user could see an increase of $4 to $8 a year. The surcharge would apply only to calls within the state and ...

West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

On Tuesday, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The states include West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nort...

Bill aimed at spreading 5G wireless technology moving in General Assembly

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved House Bill 184, whicih "would make it easier to deploy small-cell wireless technology along public rights of way in Georgia." Bob Davis, a lobbyist for Verizon Corp., told committee members before the vote that "in area...

Philippines’ wireless leader pushes on with Huawei 5G launch

Despite growing security concerns related to the Chinese telecom equipment supplier, the Philippines' leading wireless provider Globe Telecom is on track to launch its Huawei Technologies-backed 5G service in the next quarter. Last Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warne...

Montego Bay neighbors oppose nine cell towers in their OC community

Neighbors in the Montego Bay community expressed their opposition for nine cell towers to be installed by Crown Castle. Holly Donovan, who spoke on behalf of the community, says dozens of other neighbors feel the same way and are concerned about the potential impacts of the cell t...

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