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Broadband access, workforce development Frederick EDA's top legislative priorities

The Frederick County Economic Development Authority (FDA) on Thursday unanimously approved legislative priorities to send to the Virginia General Assembly, one of which is "to support policies and budgets that provide broadband access to all parts of Virginia." The FDA believes th...

City considers amendments to regulations for small cells

In its Dec. 18 meeting, Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council approved the introduction of amendments to regulations adopted in Decemeber 2017 that govern the installation of small cell technology within city rights-of-ways. Staff proposed these amendments in response to the new FCC...

Partnership to develop 5G base station chip

Sivers IMA, developer of mmWave products, said that it will create a 5G base station chip with RF power product company Ampleon, which it expects to bring to market by the end of 2019. Both companies will jointly develop the product, with Ampleon being the main sales channel to Ti...

D-Link gets on the 5G train with a new home router

Ahead of CES 2019, D-Link has announced a new 5G home router (DWR-2010) that, instead of plugging into a traditional cable jack or modem, will use 5G mobile broadband to supply WiFi to a house. D-Link has yet to release information on how much the device will cost, which carriers ...

State leaders meet in Elkins to discuss economic strategy, high-speed broadband access

During an Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, state legislators brought up the need for high-speed broadband connectivity. State Sen. Greg Boso called on Verizon and AT&T to "at least build the infrastructure so that it encourages them to branch off o...

USDOT announces $60M in federal grants for AV programs

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that up to $60 million in grant funding is available for autonomous vehicle demonstration projects. The money will go toward multiple projects that test the safe integration of AVs onto U.S. streets and their transportation syste...

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