Wireless Internet

The 'Wet Blanket' of 5G Wireless

During Senate Commerce’s field hearing in South Dakota on 5G wireless technology, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken raised what he called “the wet blanket” of the coming wide-scale deployment: “I feel we also need to address ...

The FCC Decides Rural America Has Too Many Broadband Options, So They Are Taking Away 5G Spectrum To Give To The Big Guys.

The Federal Communications Commission is about to take spectrum away from rural providers.  Public Knowledge sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to change the draft Order altering the rules for the “Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service”

Sponsor: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:00

This hearing will focus on identifying existing barriers to broadband deployment, ways to streamline infrastructure siting, and encourage investment in next generation communications services.  ​

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The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure

The whole multitrillion dollar promise of 5G — millions of jobs and new businesses — is just a pipe dream without infrastructure.

Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multi-trillion dollar economic impact

The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, could be a huge deal. The speed — and the number of devices that can be connected — could spawn new businesses we haven't even thought of yet.

Sponsor: 

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Date: 
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:30 to 12:00

High-speed mobile broadband networks are being deployed across the U.S., creating transformative opportunities for all parts of the U.S. economy. Two sectors in particular are likely to benefit from the increased capacity, high reliability, and minimal latency that 5G networks offer: digital manufacturing and the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare.



Erie Charts Course for Citywide Internet

Erie's (PA) status as a smart city is poised to take on new meaning thanks to the National League of Cities, the Erie Innovation District and Velocity Network.

After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for saving lives

Verizon is touting its commitment to firefighters and public safety in a new ad, released weeks after Verizon throttled

Verizon looking to rapidly extend 5G beyond fixed wireless

At the request of Federal Communications Commission staff, Verizon executives met with FCC officials just prior to Verizon’s Oct. 1 5G launch in parts of Houston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Sacramento.

In the 5G Race, Airwave Auctions Are the Next Rivalry

A new battle for cellular airwaves is under way as governments around the world start to auction off spectrum for mobile coverage that could power near-instant video downloads and help run factories, control gadgets and navigate driverless cars.