Techwire: Broadband Spread: First the Route

Then the Tech California's Broadband Council held its first meeting aimed at allowing stakeholders to identify key communications corridors across the state. This will roll into the plan to develop the state's broadband infrastructure, delivering services to 98 percent of households, which is one of the council's legislative goals. More details HERE.

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The ‘Wet Blanket’ Of 5G Wireless and Climate Change

— During Senate Commerce's Friday field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called "the wet blanket" of the coming wide-scale deployment: "I feel we also need to address ... what health impacts micro millimeter waves have because it's so new," TenHaken told Senate Commerce Chairman … Continue reading The ‘Wet Blanket’ Of 5G Wireless and Climate Change

5G Wireless Comes To Sioux Falls?

— Today Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) is convening a field hearing on 5G in Sioux Falls, S.D., where MT expects his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, will score a lot of chatter. (The measure would set deadlines for states and localities on small cell action.) Despite Thune's recent glum assessment that … Continue reading 5G Wireless Comes To Sioux Falls?

Microsoft Partners With Redline to Lower the Cost of TV White Space-Based Broadband Solutions

Microsoft today announced partnership with Redline Communications to make TV White Space-based broadband internet solution more affordable and accessible in rural areas in the United States and globally. As part of this partnership, Redline will offer its Virtual Fiber radio technology in the TV White Space band to Microsoft Airband Initiative partners. “Our work with … Continue reading Microsoft Partners With Redline to Lower the Cost of TV White Space-Based Broadband Solutions