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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State of County address

A number of broadcast segments, including from Spectrum News Rochester, WROC, WHAM and WUHF, reported on Crown Castle’s relocation to Henrietta, NY. The segment highlighted that Crown Castle’s $15 million expansion will save 275 jobs and add over 100 jobs in the next t...

Dinolfo touts unity, economic development in State of the County address

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo highlighted investments in construction during her tenure and announced upcoming economic development projects. One of the key announcements was that Houston-based Crown Castle will be the latest tenant to open an office in Riverwood Tech Cam...

4G dials up small cells — finally!

Andrea Goldsmith, a Stanford professor and wireless expert who advises Crown Castle, said that in the U.S., the company is “rolling out lots of small cells; we are finally starting to see them gain traction.” Meanwhile, in London, small cell base stations are gaining t...

Three companies to expand in Monroe County

Three new projects are coming to Monroe County, NY. One of which is Crown Castle’s relocation to Henrietta. The company “currently has 40,000 cell towers in the country and will make the Riverwood Tech Campus its new home.” Crown Castle’s move includes rete...

State looking to fill in rural broadband gaps

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo highlighted investments in construction during her tenure and announced upcoming economic development projects. One of the key announcements was that Houston-based Crown Castle will be the latest tenant to open an office in Riverwood Tech Cam...

Technicians to actually install 5G in short supply

Light Reading published an article on the workforce shortage when it comes to technicians to actually install 5G networks. The article noted that the issue stems past the wireless industry and is also impacting the fiber side, noting “companies ranging from Crown Castle to V...

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