Powell may ‘start small’ with fiber-optics deal

Powell, OH, is "considering an agreement that would give the city its first fiber connection." The city’s operations committee reviewed a proposal from Consolidated Electric Cooperative "that would see Powell spending $81,650 to connect to an existing fiber-optic network for city use." Adding fiber lines could help the city meet a number of goals, "such as connect itself to local networks; attract businesses that require higher rates of connectivity; and turn the fiber into a utility it offers to the community, which would allow it to recoup costs of its establishment."

Read full article here.

bar

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...

Amazon’s Cloud-Computing Empire Faces Threat From Edge of the Network

Bloomberg reported that, with an abundance of mobile devices and sensors now connected to the internet, more people and companies need their computing power close to them. The article notes that this is "going to hand a huge opportunity to wireless carriers, which are building fas...

Crown Castle Hires Google Lobbyist to Boost DC Efforts

Crown Castle hired Staci Pies as its VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, a newly created position at the company. Pies previously held a lobbying position at both Google and Microsoft. Due to the troubles getting the necessary permits from cities and utility companies, Crown ...

SC Council on Competitiveness introduces TechSC as its newest statewide industry initiative

Committed to advancing South Carolina’s growth in diverse industry sectors, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness is announcing its newest industry initiative – TechSC – designed to accelerate the growth & innovation of technology and cybersecurity fi...

Four projects approved for Imagine Monroe incentives

Crown Castle plans to expand and relocate its Brighton facility to the Riverwood Tech Campus in Henrietta, NY. The company plans to build out 56,000 square feet of leased space.

Cell service in American Fork Canyon will be a reality by 2020

Crown Castle is partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Parks Service to extend fiber optics from the base of American Fork Canyon in Utah to Tibble Fork. The fiber optic network would provide capabilities for technology like...

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of cookies, and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.