The focus of this blog is on rural broadband issues. However, AT&T has launched a fiber to the home project in my Sun City community. This fiber install provides an opportunity to observe the process and write about it, sharing issues that might arise out of this telecommunication infrastructure upgrade. According to a technician who … Continue reading AT&T Gigapower Fiber Coming to My Neighborhood
When Google Fiber launched their initiative broadband customers were all excited about the prospect of fiber to the home, breaking the AT&T and Comcast monopolies. The initial plan was to dig trenches and lay the fiber, but when that turned out to too costly, they turned to overhead distribution strategies. However, AT&T and Cable Companies … Continue reading Oh, The Incongruity
CARR PLAN A HIT WITH WIRELESS - Verizon and AT&T lauded Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr's plan to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. Carr said the order, set for a vote at the March 22 meeting, would eliminate the federal environmental and historic preservation reviews for small cell antennas. During a … Continue reading Changing the 5G Game – Eliminate Small Cell Environmental Reviews
"By the end of March, first responder subscribers can use the Galaxy S9/S9+ to tap into the full power of FirstNet," says AT&T building the nationwide broadband public safety network. Source: POLITICO Morning Tech
BYTE-SIZED INTERVIEW: CTIA'S MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER - The head of the trade group that represents wireless giants like AT&T and Verizon spoke with Margaret about next-generation 5G service and what industry wants from policymakers. Here are a few of the highlights: - How did you learn about the proposal to nationalize 5G? What was your … Continue reading G5 Update: How many mini-cells can a light pole hold?
This is an interesting read at Pots and Pans It’s my understanding that the California grant legislation started out with good intentions but got hijacked by the ever-present telecom lobbyists in the legislature. The original sponsors of the grant asked the governor to veto the bill, but for some reason it’s gone ahead. Instead of … Continue reading A Tale of Two Grant Programs
The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal on Government control of communications networks: National security officials reportedly are considering federal funding and construction of a faster, higher capacity nationwide wireless network to counter a similar effort by the Chinese government. But expanding government interference in telecommunications would not advance national security or technological innovation. [...] Those in … Continue reading The Federal Government Shouldn’t Build a 5G Network