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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...

DeSantis's economic transition team talks 'smart infrastructure,' 5G wireless and smart cities

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions that will drive Florida’s economy going forward, including WiFi signals on highways, statewide 5G cell phone service and ‘smart cities’ friednly to a...

Cable 5G transport shows promise and complexity

As cable providers are preparing to provide transport services for 5G, Crown Castle is expanding its fiber network, while Verizon and AT&T appear to be establishing their own fiber-based transport wherever possible. The industry is exploring how its WiFi coverage and emerging ...

2019 is looking good for the tower industry

Tower companies may continue to see revenues increase from network build-outs. According to Wall Street analysts, "The good times appear set to continue for the nation’s tower companies – including Crown Castle, SBA Communications and American Tower…" Some facto...

Apple to invest $1 billion in new Texas campus

Apple announced it will invest $1 billion in a new campus in Austin, TX. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that, "Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with ...

Firms hired to make Memphis 'Your name here' Convention Center a reality

The Memphis Cook Convention Center "approved hiring a pair of firms to study how much naming rights to the soon-to-be renovated convention center would be worth and then to market those rights." The study is intended to help maximize opportunities for the city’s growth. In o...

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