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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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.

Planning Commission recommends zoning standards for small wireless cell facilities

Crown Castle government affairs manager Adrian Salas was quoted in an article about recommendations on zoning standards for small cells in East County, CA. Last week, the county’s Planning Commission made a final recommendation of 100 feet of separation from buildings rather...

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

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County Planning Commission proposes buffer between new 5G sites, schools, hospitals

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San Diego approves strong rules for 5G cell antennas

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the approval of the San Diego, CA’s "aggressive new cell antenna regulations…in preparation for the wireless industry rolling out advanced 5G technology…" The article included commentary from Crown Castle government affai...

Crown Castle surges in Q2 as carriers upgrade from LTE to 5G

RCR Wireless News published an article about Crown Castle’s Q2 earnings, which included quotes from Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who called the quarter "terrific" and credited the strong growth to the demand for towers, small cells and fiber assets related to 4G and 5G activi...

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