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Put new cell devices underground, Palo Alto board rules

Crown Castle is working with city planning staff "to find a way to fulfill the board’s recommendation to vault equipment" as it looks to lease new cell towers to Verizon in Palo Alto, CA. The city commission "is no longer convinced that when Verizon says it can’t place...

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 ...

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...

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 "...

AT&T expands fiber to a dozen more metros — boosting its 5G efforts

AT&T "unveiled 12 new metropolitan areas for its fiber service part of a push that should help the next-generation of wireless networks, as well." The company said more cities will get ultra-high-speed broadband options, bringing its total to 84 in the U.S.

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."

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