Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee will hold two days of meetings at FCC headquarters on Jan. 23 and 24 to consider recommendations from its working groups. The panel will hear reports on creating model codes for municipalities and states, removing state and local regulatory barriers, streamlining federal siting and fostering competitive access … Continue reading Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

AT&T Announces Plans To Start Rolling Out A True 5G Network By The End Of 2018 (Update 01-05-18)

AT&T has announced plans to roll out a true 5G network in a dozen markets in accordance with the 3GPP’s recently released 5G NR (new radio) guidelines by the end of 2018. It’s nice to see that AT&T is actually working on a real 5G network, given the company’s announcement of its so-called “5G Evolution” … Continue reading AT&T Announces Plans To Start Rolling Out A True 5G Network By The End Of 2018 (Update 01-05-18)

5G now a matter of national security, Trump administration decides

Insight from Steve Blum on his blog. Telecommunications is one of the sorts of infrastructure that the Trump administration wants to improve, but its interest seems limited to upgrading wireless infrastructure for eventual 5G service. That support might only include regulatory reform, particularly federal preemption of state and local laws and property rights, rather than … Continue reading 5G now a matter of national security, Trump administration decides

California Joins FirstNet

According to Politico "All 50 states and Washington, D.C. have opted into a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband communications network, a victory for AT&T and the federal government." FirstNet Solutions Overview is HERE  They mention Band 14 in the presentation. Band 14 is the spectrum licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to create a … Continue reading California Joins FirstNet