Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation

— Despite the clock running down on 2018, Thune says he's still trying to schedule a hearing on his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, intended to ease the deployment of 5G infrastructure. The measure faces opposition from several organizations representing local and state governments. "I don't know if they're ever going to get … Continue reading Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation

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Administration Prepping Federal Broadband Coordination Plan

— One Trump administration priority has been to better marshal federal government agencies on how to work together to deploy broadband, and Redl says to watch for action soon. More than 25 agencies participate in this broadband interagency working group . "We've gotten great responses from the federal agencies," Redl said during an episode of … Continue reading Administration Prepping Federal Broadband Coordination Plan

Today: White House Spotlights 5G

— The White House National Economic Council is bringing together government officials, carriers, chip makers and trade groups for a look at the future of next-generation 5G technology. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to give remarks about his agency's work to support 5G services, and both Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr and Mike O'Rielly are … Continue reading Today: White House Spotlights 5G

Kiss Local Control Goodby: FCC Vote

The FCC 5G Face-Off — The FCC today is expected to approve a proposal from GOP Commissioner Brendan Carr to override local regulations for installing 5G wireless infrastructure. Big cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to New York are slamming the move as unjust, and Best Best and Krieger partner Gerry Lederer says he's already … Continue reading Kiss Local Control Goodby: FCC Vote

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

White House Plans 5G Event

— The White House is planning to hold a meeting on 5G networks Sept. 28 with government officials and industry executives, as the wireless industry looks for help from policymakers to deploy the next-generation technology, Margaret reported for Pros on Friday. NTIA Administrator David Redl, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer … Continue reading White House Plans 5G Event

USDA Launches Rural Broadband Portal

(TNS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a website to inform the public on ongoing rural broadband opportunities and future opportunities and to allow for feedback. According to a release, $700 million is available every year for rural broadband connectivity projects with an additional $600 million a year in funds to soon become … Continue reading USDA Launches Rural Broadband Portal