5G Fees and Approval Time Under Review at FCC

Carr Teases Next Steps On Infrastructure - Fresh off his work on regulatory reviews for small cell installations, Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Thursday he's turning his attention to state and local reviews for the 5G equipment. In a speech at CTIA's Race to 5G Summit, Carr hit on the biggest complaints from wireless … Continue reading 5G Fees and Approval Time Under Review at FCC

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Facebook Issues Burying Broadband News

It looks like the private data access issues at Facebook is smothering the broadband news cycle. With little information available it may be good time to review some of the longer papers on broadband issues.  I just posted a new paper on the cost of environmental reviews for G5 small cells installation under the Industry Tab … Continue reading Facebook Issues Burying Broadband News

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The Nation has a long article on cell phone safety and the impact of 5G radiation. The article is HERE. After a long argument against the use of the cell phone the article concludes: The wireless industry’s determination to bring about the Internet of Things, despite the massive increase in radiation exposure this would unleash, raises … Continue reading How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

Next Century Cities Mayors Press FCC On 5G

Mayors and local officials from over 35 cities are pressing the FCC to include more local input as it develops plans to expand broadband deployment and establish 5G infrastructure. In a letter led by Next Century Cities, the officials criticize the agency for its efforts to restrict local involvement in such efforts. "The Commission currently … Continue reading Next Century Cities Mayors Press FCC On 5G

Spiral Gigabit Fiber Update

It's been a long journey for Spiral to launch a gigabit fiber optic broadband network in Nevada County, mainly down State Highway 174. John Paul, Spiral CEO, writes: "Google chose Kansas City, then a few more cities, then decided that building gigabit fiber optic networks was hard work. So it retreated. Spiral, however, hasn't. I … Continue reading Spiral Gigabit Fiber Update

Carr Touts Industry-Backed 5G Study

Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Tuesday praised a study supporting his plan to cut regulation for the wireless industry ... which also paid for the study. The Accenture report, commissioned by CTIA, found that the order excluding small cell wireless antennas from federal environmental and historic reviews could save the industry $1.6 billion by … Continue reading Carr Touts Industry-Backed 5G Study

Broadband Hearings – Separate Funding for BB and 5G Deployment

- The subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), will mull whether a new pot of money dedicated to broadband is necessary, as lawmakers like Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) argue. "I think the decision of the Congress would be whether to do something separate and apart from [the FCC's universal service fund subsidies] or … Continue reading Broadband Hearings – Separate Funding for BB and 5G Deployment