SC continues to invest in telehealth, but internet connections lag

South Carolina is expanding access to telemedicine which is seen as a solution to deteriorating health care services in rural parts of the state. Still though, some 537,000 people in South Carolina don’t have an adequate internet connection at home—about 11 percent of the state’s population, and 26 percent of the rural population. This lack of infrastructure is cause for concern for continued progress on this front.

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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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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...

Crown Castle tower activity ramps up in Q2, municipality backlogs bog down small cell construction

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Santa Clarita looks to expand high-speed internet options

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The story behind Verizon's 5G secret weapon

Light Reading published an article about Verizon’s fiber network, FiOS. The article noted that Verizon "historically has rented access to fiber from the likes of…Crown Castle…" However, Verizon’s One Fiber program "threatens to upend some of those relatio...

Crown Castle seeks FCC intervention in pole attachment beef

Insider Towers reported on Crown Castle’s complaint with the FCC against Illinois’ ComEd, saying “the utility denied it access to poles.” The article specified that at issue are “red tagged” poles that ComEd asserts Crown Castle replace or reinf...

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