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 skills they need to navigate it. The city estimates that, even today, around 95,000 residents have no internet access at home. Longterm, the city wants to close what Mayor Sam Liccardo on Tuesday called a "palpable" digital divide — a divide that puts the opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer out of reach for many residents.

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As pandemic accelerates need for 5G, Pittsburgh leaders push for statewide legislation

In partnership with Crown Castle, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development hosted a virtual panel to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 5G infrastructure deployment and connectivity in the Pittsburgh region. Crown Castle public affairs manager Renee Morales joined the pane...

Is Denver’s wireless infrastructure meeting the increased demand during COVID-19?

As remote work continues to drive higher dependence on network connectivity, telecommunications infrastructure either has to be upgraded or built to accommodate more devices and increased traffic – an initiative Crown Castle has been working on over the past six years. “Crown Castl...

Agreement Finally Reached: Telecommunications Tower in Prospect Heights Will Be

The Prospect Heights (IL) City Council approved a permit for Crown Castle to adjust its tower so that it can host additional wireless data carriers and meet network demand. Stipulations include utilizing a design that will enclose wireless facilities and using the existing pole. “Crown C...

Pandemic push for 5G cellular: ‘How do we get and how do we get it now?’

Real Vail reported on the need for increased 5G infrastructure deployment in Colorado amid the coronavirus pandemic, noting Crown Castle has worked for the last six years to upgrade the state’s wireless infrastructure system. The article includes commentary from Crown Castle’s Mark...

Recession? What Recession? Crown Castle Climbs With 5G

Seeking Alpha performed a deep-dive analysis of Crown Castle and its investment in the 5G revolution. According to the analysis, Crown Castle has moved toward fiber and small-cell communications sites, a different path than the profitable and predictable cell tower model. In the final valuatio...

Building & Scaling Shared Broadband Infrastructure

Broadband Bunch hosted a conversation between Craig Corbin and Crown Castle Vertical Markets Manager Jessica Collins. The two discussed the importance of broadband infrastructure and funding, Crown Castle’s work to close the digital divide by providing broadband services to unserved and ...

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