Microsoft, others combine to push rural broadband solutions

Microsoft, which has been pushing the use of TV white spaces to close the rural broadband divide, has joined with C Spire, Airspan Networks, Nokia and Siklu to form a coalition to come up with a "disruptive blueprint to close the adoption gap." The consortium will use Mississippi and Alabama as testbeds for driving affordable internet access and drive adoption. The consortium has not unveiled any of the potential technologies being tested—more details are supposed to be shared at the Mobile World Congress—but Microsoft made clear TV white spaces tech should be one of them.

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Surprise reaches deal with telecom provider

The Surprise (AZ) City Council agreed to a wired telecommunications license and right-of-way use agreement with Crown Castle Fiber, permitting the company to install nearly 20 miles of aerial and underground fiber optic cables. In exchange, the city will charge an annual linear foot fee, permi...

New York City makes new groundwork agreements for 5G services across all boroughs

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) said it has laid the groundwork for the equitable expansion of 5G mobile services across all five boroughs, with the approval of ten franchise agreements between Crown Castle Fiber, Crown Castle ...

ATLANTIC-ACM Announces 2020 U.S. Business Connectivity Service Provider Excellence

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Fiber: The Foundation for 5G

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Senate hearing on high-speed broadband internet access highlights infrastructural challenges ahead

The Senate Communications & Technology Committee hearing highlighted the many obstacles Pennsylvania faces as it seeks to improve access to high-speed broadband internet. Crown Castle representative Tom Musgrove attended the hearing to discuss the regulations hindering efforts...

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