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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Autonomous vehicle expert says 5G make driverless cars safer

Dean Bushey, the general manager of self-driving car company Voyage, said that 5G technology will help make autonomous vehicles safer. "Right now, anything over a hundred milliseconds of latency is going to cause our cars to disrupt. So anytime we can get lower latency, higher ban...

US Census Bureau finds stark rural-urban broadband divide

The latest American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau reinforces how stark the digital divide is between urban and rural areas. Among counties where fewer than 60% of homes lacked broadband internet subscriptions, 88% were mostly or completely rural. Lack of access was al...

Cheyenne City Council to set rules on next-gen cell towers

Cheyenne city Councilman Dicky Shanor has been working with city staff on development code changes released in draft form earlier this month. If ultimately approved by the full City Council, the changes would allow providers to apply to install devices on public property throughou...

Georgia senators seek 5G wireless legislation

To make way for faster wireless internet, Georgia lawmakers are pushing for statewide rules governing where and how cellphone companies can install their equipment on public land. A Senate study committee voted unanimously to pursue statewide regulations to promote 5G wireless tec...

New Hampshire towns might start making their own broadband

The town of Bristol has voter permission to spend $98,500, and hopefully another $33,000 next year, combined with a $132,000 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission, to build three miles of fiber backbone through its main business district. The system, which will enter ...

Nominee for Mills Cabinet sees broadband access as key to Maine economy

Gov.-elect Janet Mills nominated Heather Johnson, the woman charged with expanding broadband access in Maine, to be her economic development commissioner on Thursday. Johnson, who has a background in public- and private-sector economic development and communications, now heads the...

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