“5G is not simply about the next generation of connectivity, where transmission speeds are faster and latency is reduced. 5G offers the ability to connect billions of smart devices with billions of other smart devices, creating virtually unlimited computing everywhere.” – Sandra Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group at … Continue reading Intel Promotes 5G Technology on POLITICO
Broadband Communities’ ongoing study of all U.S. counties continues to show that poor or no broadband drives away jobs and, eventually, people. However, the effect is less clear than it was in the recent past. Read More HERE.
— Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will discuss all things 5G with Margaret at a POLITICO event this morning. Expect to hear more about the infrastructure needed for the next-generation wireless service — including Carr's proposal to preempt local rules that stand in the way of installation — as well … Continue reading The Race To 5G
Arlington, VA – The lack of broadband access for 6.3 million electric co-op households results in more than $68 billion in lost economic value, according to new research by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The new report investigates the cost of the digital divide and the growing economic advantages to America’s rural communities. … Continue reading Rural Communities Losing $68 Billion in Economic Value Due to Digital Divide, New NRECA Study Finds
Determining if a publicly owned network is right for your community is a multi-step, complex process. Many factors will influence whether or not the residents, business owners, and local leaders in your community will want to make an investment in Internet access infrastructure. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative is now working with NEO Partners, LLC, … Continue reading Introducing the Community Networks Quickstart Program
Community Networks Newsletter As a nation our goal is ubiquitous broadband coverage so every person, regardless of where they live, can obtain the fast, affordable, reliable Internet access necessary for modern times. For people in rural areas, where large national wireline providers don’t typically invest in the infrastructure for high-quality connectivity, satellite Internet access is … Continue reading Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband” But?
— One point of contention as lawmakers reconcile competing versions of the farm bill ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline is whether to take up the Senate or House version of the bill's broadband provisions. While groups like USTelecom and NCTA that represent big internet service providers favor the Senate provisions, electric cooperatives, which are … Continue reading Electric Coops Elbow Into Broadband Debate