Introducing the Community Networks Quickstart Program

Determining if a publicly owned network is right for your community is a multi-step, complex process. Many factors will influence whether or not the residents, business owners, and local leaders in your community will want to make an investment in Internet access infrastructure. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative is now working with NEO Partners, LLC, … Continue reading Introducing the Community Networks Quickstart Program

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5G Is Going to Take Big Investment, How will it be Recovered?

There is growing discussion about the investment required to implemented 5G and how that investment is going to be recovered. Caroline Chan, Intel VP and GM of the 5G Infrastructure Division on the edge of 5G. “How do 5G use cases benefit the enterprise?” she pondered during a panel conversation hosted by Cradlepoint in Austin, … Continue reading 5G Is Going to Take Big Investment, How will it be Recovered?

Small-Town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband A Reality

With all the headlines about the lack of broadband in rural America, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all small towns are stuck in the dark age of dial-up internet. The untold story of rural broadband is that over the past seven years, independent broadband networks have proliferated. Today, some of the fastest, most affordable … Continue reading Small-Town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband A Reality

Fiber Alternative in Rural Communities: Connectivity Matters

Article by Trevor Jones at Broadband Communities Magazine. If your community is struggling with the economics of a townwide fiber network, you are not alone. The good news is that although wiring your whole town with fiber is the ideal solution, there are other options for getting broadband access to your constituents if you just … Continue reading Fiber Alternative in Rural Communities: Connectivity Matters

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

Breaking: Bright Fiber Sale Suspended until November, Public Utility Commission says

The state’s Public Utilities Commission has suspended the process of selling the Bright Fiber high-speed internet project to address issues and concerns raised by the public, a suspension scheduled to last until November, a commission spokesman said. The suspension of an "advice letter," which details the sale of Bright Fiber to Race Communications, occurred Wednesday … Continue reading Breaking: Bright Fiber Sale Suspended until November, Public Utility Commission says

Small Cell Rural Coverage

I have been reading 5G propagation studies to assess the viability of 5G as a rural friendly technology. Most of the models and studies focus on urban applications and urban problems, like building shadows, antenna height, wall and window penetration and the miles of fiber need for fronthaul and backhaul networks to feed the needed … Continue reading Small Cell Rural Coverage