If Big Telco’s do not First Succeed, They Try Try Again

The FCC formed the Broadband Development Advisory Committee earlier this year, noted HERE that failing to gain state leverage in an unfettered installation of G5 networks the big Telcos will resort to federal mussels to have unrestricted infrastructure access. According to a post at Steve Blum’s Blog the BDAC “…is top heavy with lobbyists and … Continue reading If Big Telco’s do not First Succeed, They Try Try Again

Congressman Lujan Seeks Backing For Broadband Bill

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) is hoping to introduce his Broadband Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act next week, a staffer with knowledge of the bill confirmed to John. The proposed legislation "would make low-interest financing available to public-private partnerships to help deploy broadband," which would "enjoy the flexibility to apply for secured loans, lines of credit, … Continue reading Congressman Lujan Seeks Backing For Broadband Bill

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]

In 2016 Space X Revealed Plans for Gigabit Broadband by Satellite

Space X has filed applications with the FCC to deploy a constellation of more than 4,000 satellites tasked with bringing gigabit broadband service to the masses. According to the applications made with the FCC, Space X’s plan involves the launch of 4,425 satellites into low-earth orbit, operating in the Ku and Ka frequency bands. Space … Continue reading In 2016 Space X Revealed Plans for Gigabit Broadband by Satellite

Brad Smith, Microsoft President at Montana High Tech Summit on Jobs and Broadband

By Russ Steele Smith was the Keynote speaker at Senator Steve Daines Montana High Tech Summit on October 9th.  Smith covers the future of jobs and the role of technology and education in a changing job market. One of the critical aspects of this transition is access to broadband communications, “a critical necessity of life” … Continue reading Brad Smith, Microsoft President at Montana High Tech Summit on Jobs and Broadband