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Following push from King, USDA outlines rules for broadband pilot program

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining its rules for a new rural broadband pilot program. The program, which includes several provisions supported by King, is offering up to $600 million in loans and gra...

AT&T’s 5G network now live in San Antonio

On December 18, AT&T announced it had turned on its new 5G mobile network in 12 cities, including San Antonio. Later that week, it released a select number of wireless hotspots in area stores. "This is the first taste of the mobile 5G era," said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&...

Telstra flicks on a tiny piece of 5G in Melbourne and Sydney

Sydney and Melbourne have small patches of 5G available, with Telstra getting early access to 3.6GHz spectrum. Telstra's Customer Insight Centre on George St in Sydney, Telstra Labs on Exhibition St in Melbourne, and both major cities' airports all have access to 5G thanks to earl...

M1 and Nokia complete small cells trial in push for speedier networks

M1 Limited and Nokia achieved close to 1Gbps network download speed after completing the licensed assisted access (LAA) small cells trial. Leveraging on the advanced interworking capabilities of LAA and precise planning and design carried out by M1’s engineers and Nokia&rsqu...

China’s Huawei announces small increase in new 5G customer base

On Dec. 18, Huawei Technologies said it has secured more than 25 commercial contracts for 5G, slightly above the 22 the Chinese technology giant had announced here in November. Huawei has shipped more than 10,000 base stations for the fifth generation of mobile communications, its...

Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a proposal to spend $50 million on building universal broadband internet service in his upcoming budget, the first part of a multi-year $250 million plan to improve internet access across the commonwealth. The increase for the state’s 20...

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