The AMT growth story: Emerging market and 5G exposure

According to Seeking Alpha, as the world makes the shift from 4G to 5G, cell tower REITs stand to gain tremendous strength. In order to move forward with 5G development, there has to be more cell tower densification, which will spur growth for companies like Crown Castle.

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Grant allowing for more broadband access in Harrison County

Due to a $100,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant, or Tiger Grant, Harrison County officials, along with federal, state and local governments and carriers, are providing broadband access in Deersville and surrounding Ohio areas that didn’t have a...

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 s...

West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

On Tuesday, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The states include West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nort...

Legislature looks at ways to increase rural broadband service

Legislators are considering a surcharge on wireless calls to raise $10 million a year that utilities could use for internet projects in rural Oregon. The average cell phone user could see an increase of $4 to $8 a year. The surcharge would apply only to calls within the state and ...

AT&T announces Chicago and Minneapolis as its next 5G cities

On Tuesday, AT&T announced that Chicago and Minneapolis are the next cities to receive AT&T’s 5G network, predicted to be available in late 2019. Late last year, the company technically launched its network in twelve cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Hous...

With FCC order, Syracuse loses potential revenue stream from small cell tech

Due to the cap placed in the FCC order, Syracuse, NY, is losing extra income that would have come from charging annual fees for telecom companies to install small cells. While Christine Elliott, Syracuse’s director of administration, is disappointed about that, she highlight...

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