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County, town finalize broadband agreement

An agreement between the town and county of Orange allowing the school system’s broadband project to continue through the town’s right-of-way has been finalized. The agreement allows the project’s contractors to work within the town’s right-of-way laying fi...

Nicasio's fiber optic network goes live

In 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission recommended Inyo Networks, a telecomunications company based in California, to help initiate a project to build Nicasio’s broadband service. The commission also granted to city $1.5 million, 60 percent of the total cost for...

Government-owned broadband is costly — try these alternatives

According to a 2017 report from the University of Pennsylvania that studied 20 municipal broadband projects in the United States, "only two ‘earned enough to expect to cover their project costs during the useful life of the networks.’" Instead of having the government ...

Microsoft to expand rural broadband access initiative to 25 states

Microsoft will expand its Airband Initiative to bring broadband to rural communities in 25 states by the end of next year. Through the widened Airband Initiative, Microsoft says it seeks to bring broadband access to 3 million Americans by July 2022, up from its original goal of 2 ...

Towns begin talks with firm to bring high-speed internet to area

The town the Fletcher, North Carolina hosted the first of three public input meetings scheduled this week in the county to receive feedback on residents’ current broadband service. Audience members wanted to see more competition in the area to lower cost, increased reliabili...

As commercial 5G nears, small cells generate interest

According to research on behalf of the Small Cell Forum (SCF), growth in small cell deployments by operators is "set to surge in the coming months as commercialization of 5G mobile networks nears." The research found that deployments will grow by 92 percent in North America and by...

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