The towns of Calais and Baileyville are following the lead of other towns and putting up the money to make faster Internet speeds a reality. Municipally funded networks are one solution to the problem that officials statewide agree needs some kind of outside support, according to the Maine Municipal Association. “In recent years, it has … Continue reading Maine Towns Put Up Cash for Better Internet Service
Russ Steele As I am reading about 5G small cell implementation there is a nagging thought, how will cities, towns, and villages deal with multiple providers who want to install small cells on community light poles. What happens when AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/TMobile all want to use the same light pole? Not a problem in … Continue reading Small Cell Pole Dilemma
— 16 organizations including the wireless industry groups CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association and the Wireless Infrastructure Association are sending a letter to Congress today urging the advancement of the AIRWAVES Act spectrum bill, S. 1682 (115) and H.R. 4953 (115) , which aims to allocate more airwaves for the private sector while calling for … Continue reading Coalitions Nudge Congress On Spectrum
by Russ Steele There are rural communities in the Sierra that are 40 miles from fiber broadband connections and lack the population density necessary to attract cable providers. Hughes Network Solutions is promoting the development of community WiFi networks using satellite backhaul. A single high capacity network terminal serving a WiFi mesh network, with access … Continue reading Broadband at End of Forty Mile Road: Community WiFI
Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wi-Fi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm. The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future chipsets, with … Continue reading City Centric 60 Ghz WiFi?
In Part One, I described how the Gold County Broadband Consortia started a neighborhood broadband validation project with paper surveys at the County Fair. Other Broadband Consortia have used similar methods to collect ground truth coverage and speeds. Other’s have automated the process putting the survey forms online. One example HERE. This online form … Continue reading DIY or Go Without Broadband: Part Two
Well, yes as expected "Pessimism about 5G has been growing behind the scenes in the mobile industry but Huawei is the first large infrastructure company to state it explicitly,: Canalys analyst Ben Stanton told the Financial Times this week. "The reality is that 5G will be incredibly expensive for operators to deploy, requiring tens of … Continue reading 5G Over Hyped?