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San Jose launches new fund to bring internet to thousands of off-line homes

On Tuesday, the city of San Jose created the San Jose Digital Inclusion Fund — the largest of its kind in the country. The aim of this fund is to bring broadband access to some 50,000 households over the next decade and teach residents who may be new to the web the digital s...

Bill aimed at spreading 5G wireless technology moving in General Assembly

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved House Bill 184, whicih "would make it easier to deploy small-cell wireless technology along public rights of way in Georgia." Bob Davis, a lobbyist for Verizon Corp., told committee members before the vote that "in area...

AT&T announces Chicago and Minneapolis as its next 5G cities

On Tuesday, AT&T announced that Chicago and Minneapolis are the next cities to receive AT&T’s 5G network, predicted to be available in late 2019. Late last year, the company technically launched its network in twelve cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Hous...

With FCC order, Syracuse loses potential revenue stream from small cell tech

Due to the cap placed in the FCC order, Syracuse, NY, is losing extra income that would have come from charging annual fees for telecom companies to install small cells. While Christine Elliott, Syracuse’s director of administration, is disappointed about that, she highlight...

Intel and Ericsson develop 5G platform

Intel and Ericsson have partnered to develop a software and hardware management platform for 5G, network function virtualisation (NFV), and distributed cloud. The two companies will combine Ericsson's software-defined infrastructure (SDI) management software and Intel's Rack Scale...

Philippines’ wireless leader pushes on with Huawei 5G launch

Despite growing security concerns related to the Chinese telecom equipment supplier, the Philippines' leading wireless provider Globe Telecom is on track to launch its Huawei Technologies-backed 5G service in the next quarter. Last Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warne...

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