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

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Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband” But?

Community Networks Newsletter As a nation our goal is ubiquitous broadband coverage so every person, regardless of where they live, can obtain the fast, affordable, reliable Internet access necessary for modern times. For people in rural areas, where large national wireline providers don’t typically invest in the infrastructure for high-quality connectivity, satellite Internet access is … Continue reading Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband” But?

Verizon Promises Truly Unlimited Home 5G

Verizon's new wireless home broadband, launching on Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, will come with no caps, no throttling, and no deprioritization. LOS ANGELES—Verizon has plenty of room to deliver the wireless home broadband experience everyone really wants, chief network officer Nicki Palmer told us at Mobile World Congress Americas today. … Continue reading Verizon Promises Truly Unlimited Home 5G

Field Level Broadband Mapping Proposal

I have been working on the problem of broadband mapping accuracy since the summer of 2013 when the Gold County Broadband Consortia collected broadband survey forms at the Nevada County Fair. Plotting the information gathered at the Fair revealed some significant gaps in the California Broadband Maps.  The GCBC worked with the California Public Utilities … Continue reading Field Level Broadband Mapping Proposal

This Technology Is About to Change the World–But No One Is Talking About It

Marc Emmer at Inc. Magazine 5G will drive artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and change the world forever. You've heard it all before. Augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, robots, blah, blah, blah. 5G is the ugly duckling of technology, yet it is the one that will radically change the world. According to the MIT Technology … Continue reading This Technology Is About to Change the World–But No One Is Talking About It

Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY This paper, commissioned by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom – The Broadband Association, examines communications networks, road networks, and electric power networks as three key network infrastructure industries; and the resulting vulnerability in low-density rural areas with the highest need for targeted subsidies. In establishing sound public policy (and … Continue reading Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

Airborne Sky Network. Will This Work?

Airborne Wireless Networks propose to use commercial aircraft as “mini-satellites” to form mesh networks in the sky to provide worldwide connectivity. Details HERE. A view of aircraft in the sky over a 24 hour period HERE.  Another view of aircraft HERE. Note the lack of aircraft over Russia, interior Africa, and South America. My guess is this … Continue reading Airborne Sky Network. Will This Work?