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Legislature looks to bring broadband to rural ‘black holes’

Areas like Keller, WA, which are known as "black holes" in the internet world, are the targets of a broadband proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference in Olympia. If the Legislature signs on, it could mean a new state broadband office within the Wa...

Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion

Through its Rural Utilities Service program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides rural development grants to municipalities and local governments applying to expand or construct broadband infrastructure, and the agency invested $228 million last year across 22 states. But ...

San Jose, 100 cities, Cos. sue FCC over broadband power grab

With a broad boost from U.S. Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier (D-Palo Alto, Hillsborough), a large coalition of Western cities and counties are waging a legal showdown with a shuttered federal government in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over control of 5G wireless installa...

China to press ahead with investments in 5G and Internet of Things, NDRC official says

China will press ahead with investments in artificial intelligence and 5G in 2019 as it competes with the US in the two key areas amid a technology race between the world’s two biggest economies. China’s state planner has singled out AI, the industrial internet, Intern...

State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

The Georgia General Assembly is expected to take up a bill this session that would reduce local regulations on the deployment of small cell technology. Kimberly Adams, Crown Castle’s Government Relations Manager for the South Area, worked with the city of Brookhaven on its o...

Aspen readies itself for 5G and small cell technology

The city of Aspen is working to update its rules governing wireless infrastructure in the wake of a Federal Communications Commission edict that streamlines the process for deploying new antennas for 5G wireless service.The FCC order, which was handed down in September and took ef...

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