Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee will hold two days of meetings at FCC headquarters on Jan. 23 and 24 to consider recommendations from its working groups. The panel will hear reports on creating model codes for municipalities and states, removing state and local regulatory barriers, streamlining federal siting and fostering competitive access … Continue reading Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

Verizon To Use Samsung Equipment To Bring 5G Connectivity To Sacramento

Verizon will use Samsung backbone equipment to bring its new fifth-generation wireless technology to Sacramento. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has said it expects to launch 5G service in Sacramento in the second half of this year, making the city one of the first in the country to get the residential high-speed wireless internet service. … Continue reading Verizon To Use Samsung Equipment To Bring 5G Connectivity To Sacramento

RF Energy to Treat Alzheimer

There has been a lot of concern and some brew ha ha about the danger of cell phone radiation. Details here and here. Here is another view on the potential benefits of cell phone radiation. Radio Amateur's Invention to Treat Alzheimer's Patients Going to Clinical Trials Inveterate inventor and radio amateur Eric Knight, KB1EHE, may be … Continue reading RF Energy to Treat Alzheimer

Missing Trump Infrastructure Broadband Funds??

This disturbing news for potential rural broadband customers comes from Politico's Morning Tech newsletter: "Although the Trump administration doesn't seem inclined to set aside funds for broadband deployment in its forthcoming infrastructure bill, the White House national security strategy released Monday highlighted the need for next-generation 5G wireless to maintain U.S. competitiveness. "We will improve … Continue reading Missing Trump Infrastructure Broadband Funds??

Governor Brown Veto for SB-649 “Small Cells Bill”[Updated]

Governor Brown's veto message is here: Sb_649_Veto_Message_2017 Full implementation of the G5 Networks will require small cell towers on every corner, this veto will require the cellphone providers to negotiate with every county, city, town, and village in California, which will delay the rollout of this vital technology for self-driving vehicles.  Communities that embrace the technology … Continue reading Governor Brown Veto for SB-649 “Small Cells Bill”[Updated]

SB-649 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities [Small Cell Towers]

The bill was passed the Assembly and Senate and sent to the Governor’s office for signature at 5:30 on 21 September.  The Governor has until October 15th to sign or veto the bill.  A copy of the bill as amended is HERE:20170SB649_92 This bill was opposed by a consortium of rural organizations: ALERT! Opposition to … Continue reading SB-649 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities [Small Cell Towers]