— 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
— 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?
CARR TRIP — Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is kicking off a series of events focusing on 5G and rural broadband through the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today's outings include a visit to local tower sites and companies, a swing by a manufacturing facility and a meeting with the Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. 5G SPREE — … Continue reading G5 FCC Update
— Despite the clock running down on 2018, Thune says he's still trying to schedule a hearing on his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, intended to ease the deployment of 5G infrastructure. The measure faces opposition from several organizations representing local and state governments. "I don't know if they're ever going to get … Continue reading Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation
I was in Sacramento for a medical appointment and had about 30 minutes to spare and went looking for one of the Verizon 5G Cells in Sacramento. According to a Sacramento City Press Release with the locations of the cells, there should have been one at 2032 Q street. If it was there I could … Continue reading Verizon 5G Field Report
— A coalition of 24 organizations is joining in a new letter today urging the Senate to advance the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157. The legislation from Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) would put limits on how long local governments can take to review 5G wireless infrastructure applications … Continue reading Tech, Manufacturers Rally For Senate 5G Bill
— GOP Commissioner Mike O'Rielly will unveil today his long-awaited plan on the valuable swath of midband airwaves in the 3.5 GHz band. Remember, the main point of contention in this battle between wireless carriers, cable companies, Google and rural fixed wireless internet service providers is the geographic size of the licenses. Wireless carriers looking … Continue reading O’Rielly Finds His Way On 3.5 Ghz