Small Cell Pole Dilemma

Russ Steele As I am reading about 5G small cell implementation there is a nagging thought, how will cities, towns, and villages deal with multiple providers who want to install small cells on community light poles. What happens when AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/TMobile all want to use the same light pole? Not a problem in … Continue reading Small Cell Pole Dilemma

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FCC: Small Cells Exempt from Environmental and Historical Review

A rule exempting small wireless facilities from environmental impact review. A "small cell" is a radio access point used to enhance cellular coverage by complementing large "macro cell" towers. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires historic preservation review for “undertakings," and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires environmental review for “major Federal actions.” … Continue reading FCC: Small Cells Exempt from Environmental and Historical Review

The Moon Is Getting a 4G Connection Before Some Rural CA Communities

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

Environmental Studies or More Service?

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 Connections In The Us Are Slower Than Those In Most Other Developed Countries

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