CTIA 5G Interactive Promotion – Ignores Rural Challenges

The Race to 5G While the presentation makes the case for economic development, transportation, healthcare, education and smart cities, it does not address the issues facing rural communities. The three challenge presented are: Freeing Up More Spectrum Spectrum is the critical input for wireless service, and we need a pipeline of low-, mid-, and high-band … Continue reading CTIA 5G Interactive Promotion – Ignores Rural Challenges

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The Nevada County Bright Fiber History and Community Reaction

The Union has published a timeline for the Bright Fiber project in this story: THE STORY, SO FAR: Long-awaited gigabit internet project in Nevada County takes new turn with new owner More funding details in this story: State funds remain in place for high-speed internet project in Nevada County The comments following this story reveal … Continue reading The Nevada County Bright Fiber History and Community Reaction

5G Update – Cities Not Happy With Model

CITIES 'DISAPPOINTED' IN SENATE 5G BILL— Despite negotiations extending more than half a year, the National League of Cities still doesn't support the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157. The bill, which would set up a shot clock for states and localities to approve or deny requests to install small-cell wireless equipment, was unveiled … Continue reading 5G Update – Cities Not Happy With Model

2018 Farm Bill Broadband Update

  Last Friday, the Senate Agriculture Committee released draft text for the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. S. 3042, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, has bipartisan support and received near unanimous approval of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The 2018 Farm Bill authorizes significant investments in rural economic development. The Senate version includes … Continue reading 2018 Farm Bill Broadband Update

RCRC: Rural Broadband Update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking this week that will prohibit state and local governments from using Universal Service Fund (USF) dollars for equipment and services from providers identified as a national security risk. The order is targeting China-backed firms ZTE and Huawei who provide telecommunications equipment to U.S. service … Continue reading RCRC: Rural Broadband Update