Infrastructure Meetings Underway

Trump administration officials are set to be on Capitol Hill today "talking to my staff" about its infrastructure proposal, Thune told reporters Tuesday, noting his staffers have offered the White House ideas. The package, which may not be released until after the State of the Union on Jan. 30, is likely to address broadband in … Continue reading Infrastructure Meetings Underway

Trump’s Broadband Assist

The Trump administration is eyeing multiple "work streams" to help speed along broadband deployment, the National Economic Council's Grace Koh told reporters Friday: easing the permitting process on federal lands; letting towers built on federal lands also include infrastructure from telecom companies; and using dark fiber agencies have deployed to help rural providers through interconnection … Continue reading Trump’s Broadband Assist

AT&T Announces Plans To Start Rolling Out A True 5G Network By The End Of 2018 (Update 01-05-18)

AT&T has announced plans to roll out a true 5G network in a dozen markets in accordance with the 3GPP’s recently released 5G NR (new radio) guidelines by the end of 2018. It’s nice to see that AT&T is actually working on a real 5G network, given the company’s announcement of its so-called “5G Evolution” … Continue reading AT&T Announces Plans To Start Rolling Out A True 5G Network By The End Of 2018 (Update 01-05-18)

5G now a matter of national security, Trump administration decides

Insight from Steve Blum on his blog. Telecommunications is one of the sorts of infrastructure that the Trump administration wants to improve, but its interest seems limited to upgrading wireless infrastructure for eventual 5G service. That support might only include regulatory reform, particularly federal preemption of state and local laws and property rights, rather than … Continue reading 5G now a matter of national security, Trump administration decides

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