AT&T AirGig Power Line Broadband?

AT&T has started initial discussion with suppliers for a commercial deployment of its Project AirGig, which delivers wireless broadband over powerlines. In a Monday press release, the company also detailed its plans for additional trials and research into surface-wave systems, which could help AirGig integrate better into a 5G future. Because AirGig sends the signal … Continue reading AT&T AirGig Power Line Broadband?

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This Technology Is About to Change the World–But No One Is Talking About It

Marc Emmer at Inc. Magazine 5G will drive artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and change the world forever. You've heard it all before. Augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, robots, blah, blah, blah. 5G is the ugly duckling of technology, yet it is the one that will radically change the world. According to the MIT Technology … Continue reading This Technology Is About to Change the World–But No One Is Talking About It

Verizon’s wireless chief on 5G use cases: retail, manufacturing, gaming and more

Fierce Wireless has the story: And Dunne offered some specific 5G use cases that might leverage some of those features: Retail: "Think in a real-time enterprise environment for retail, where you can deliver both quality of insight and information about your customers that you might have previously only assumed that an online retailer can have, … Continue reading Verizon’s wireless chief on 5G use cases: retail, manufacturing, gaming and more

“5G” Wireless Is the New Fiber Optic, Bait-and-Switch Scandal

Bruce Kushnick, a Telecom Analyst and New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member has a long and rambling discussion of telco bait and switch on Medium, the last third of his article and link to full article is below.  This does not bode well for rural broadband, just a higher tech digital divide. Cities, towns … Continue reading “5G” Wireless Is the New Fiber Optic, Bait-and-Switch Scandal

Verizon Says No Way On San Jose Model

— Verizon bristled at the notion that other cities should try to ape its deal with San Jose, Calif., to contribute to a digital inclusion fund in exchange for streamlined access to install small cells. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel highlighted San Jose's agreements with Verizon, AT&T and Mobilitie on Wednesday, but Verizon's Will Johnson wrote … Continue reading Verizon Says No Way On San Jose Model

Carriers Clamor For FCC Oversight Of State and City-Level Small Cell Fees

The nation’s wireless carriers continue to petition the FCC to issue guidelines to states and cities about how much they should charge for small cell deployments and other network upgrades. “Many municipalities unfortunately continue to demand exorbitant fees for access to rights-of-way and structures within them, including, for example, attachment fees that exceed $4,000 per … Continue reading Carriers Clamor For FCC Oversight Of State and City-Level Small Cell Fees