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Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez, Colorado "issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver fiber optic internet connection to all homes and businesses in Cortez." The RFP "seeks companies that could handle financing, design, business...

Small-cell 5G technology sweeps into Pasadena, backed by new federal regulations

A report by the Pasadena Department of Public Works highlighted the 5G small cell technology that is "sweeping through Pasadena." The report said that, "Forty-three sites have been installed City-wide already, with 50 more applications now under process." Experts say "the revoluti...

Centennial's fiber backbone construction complete

The City of Centennial, CO’s vision to provide dark fiber "with simple terms of access and usage has come to fruition with the completion of FiberWorks, a 432-fiber-strand backbone connecting key city sites and community anchor institutions." More than 50 miles of fiber back...

Charlemont residents vote in favor of building town-owned broadband network

Charlemont, MA, residents "are supporting a town-owned fiber broadband network proposal, instead of a cheaper offer from Comcast." 56 percent of residents voted in favor of the town building its own municipal broadband network, despite it being about $1 million more expensive than...

Verizon CEO sees home broadband as a ‘big opportunity’

At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, "Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the carrier’s 5G home residential broadband service as complementing its wired Fios offering while extending the ability to provide a wireless alternative to home connectivity." In his c...

Verizon’s 5G aspirations lead to over 10,000 voluntary resignations

In light of its 5G aspirations, Verizon announced approximately 10,400 of its employees voluntarily resigned as part of its "realigned organization structure." The cost-cutting program should help Verizon retool for its 5G technology. The realignment is a four-year, $10 billion co...

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