Get ready for upcoming 6G wireless

We do not have G5 yet and industry is already working on G6. Communities are just coming to grips with the installation of one small cell tower per acre, depending on terrain and structures, as G5 wireless services get ready for prime time, with backhaul and backward-compatibility issues resolved. A research group is exploring 5G’s … Continue reading Get ready for upcoming 6G wireless

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5G Small Cell Tower Opposition Growing

Small Cell Towers nixed in 7-hour Monterey Planning Commission meeting In a 7-hour marathon Planning Commission meeting Thursday evening, commissioners overruled staff and voted 7-0 to deny telecom giant Verizon’s application for a small cell tower in the Monte Vista neighborhood of Monterey. The meeting, held in City Council chambers, lasted from 6 pm Thursday … Continue reading 5G Small Cell Tower Opposition Growing

Inside America’s Most Digital Counties of 2018 – Nevada County

Congratulations to Nevada County for being selected as one of America's digital Counties This year's winners are being recognized for their commitment to collaboration, automation and creating a culture of innovation. The full infographic is HERE. NEVADA COUNTY, CALIF., 1ST PLACE, UP TO 150,000 POPULATION CATEGORY In Nevada County, headcount is down 26 percent from … Continue reading Inside America’s Most Digital Counties of 2018 – Nevada County

Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY This paper, commissioned by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom – The Broadband Association, examines communications networks, road networks, and electric power networks as three key network infrastructure industries; and the resulting vulnerability in low-density rural areas with the highest need for targeted subsidies. In establishing sound public policy (and … Continue reading Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority. Details HERE.  If local governments had a broadband strategic plan and their broadband objectives clearly defined in General Planning documents they would be in a much better negotiation posture when dealing with the … Continue reading 5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government