State’s fiber investments bring speed, reliability and recognition

Crown Castle is investing in speed upgrades in Wilmington, Delaware, moving from 10gbps to 100 gbps, said Stephen Barnosky, account executive in enterprise fiber. Crown laid down its first Delaware fiber in 2005 and now has a network of more than 600 route miles statewide. To compensate for the connetivity that 5G will require, “buildings will need to have small antennas spread throughout. Johnson said these antennas will start to be installed throughout 1201 Market St. in coming months.”

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