Talk about remote and a little more than rural Vodafone and Nokia are installing 4G on the moon for space science. The moon will have broadband before some of California's rural communities. It’s one thing being at the back of the queue for fast broadband – it’s quite another to see the moon pushing in … Continue reading The Moon Is Getting a 4G Connection Before Some Rural CA Communities
CARR ON THE ROAD - FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr traveled to Virginia on Tuesday to hear from a wireless company pushing to make sure its rural customers don't get left behind in the race to 5G. Shentel, which was started by farmers in 1902 who wanted better phone service, told the GOP commissioner that it … Continue reading Environmental Studies or More Service?
Broadband speeds are lagging in the US. A recent report reveals that the US ranked 62nd out of 88 countries around the world for 4G download speeds. As show in this chart by Statista, based on data from Open Signal, the speed of an average broadband download in the US is below that of Croatia, … Continue reading Broadband Connections In The Us Are Slower Than Those In Most Other Developed Countries
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
In the Insight Section of the Saturday [30 Dec] Sac Bee's Stuart Leavenworth has an article discussing the expanding use of cell phones in National Parks and the opposition by environmental organizations. The part of the article which caught my eye was legislation supporting the expansion of cell tower on rural public lands to assist … Continue reading National Parks Become Digital Battle Sites
By Russell Steele ( Submitted to The Union for Publication 18 December 2017.) Update: Article was published on 9 Jan 2018: https://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/russell-steele-broadband-as-essential-infrastructure/ According to a recent Brookings Institute Metro Policy Paper in less than two decades broadband access has become one of the foundations of the American Economy, joining clean water, waste management, and energy … Continue reading Broadband as Essential Infrastructure
Here is short video With Everything You Need to Know About 5G from the IEEE. Published in February 2017.