Phil Britt

ReConnect Program Receives 53 Applications Worth $635M for Rural Broadband Loan/Grant Funding

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development received 53 applications requesting more than $635 million in loan-grant combination funding in the first round of the USDA ReConnect Pilot Program.

Report: 5G Revenue Impact to Be Minimal

Within the next five years, 5G networks will generate more than one quarter (26%) of wireless service revenue, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

USTelecom Says Broadband Map Problems Can Be Fixed for $10-$12 Million

Early data from USTelecom’s broadband mapping pilot in Missouri and Virginia indicates the new methodology is working and is “superior to other [mapping] proposals,” the lobbying group tells the Federal Communications Commission.

USDA ReConnect Broadband Funding Program Will Begin Accepting Applications April 23

The US Department of Agriculture will start accepting applications for its Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23.

Multi-Tenant Broadband Report: Only Price and Location Matter More Than Broadband

Technology is the third most important consideration for when selecting a multi-tenant residence, according to a survey of Comcast customers conducted by Comcast’s Xfinity Communities division, which provides network services for multi-tenant prop

Strategy Analytics: 5G Smartphone Costs Will Require Return to Subsidy Pricing

The power of 5G won’t be cheap, Strategy Analytics points out in a new report about 5G smartphone costs.

Best Mobile Wireless Cities Report

Being a major metropolitan area usually means having top-tier infrastructure, access to technology and other advantages, but that isn’t the case when it comes to mobile network performance, according to a study of the worst and best mobile wireles

T-Mobile, Nokia Teaming up on $3.5 Billion 5G Equipment Deal

T-Mobile and Nokia have agreed to a $3.5 billion deal to accelerate deployment of a nationwide 5G network. Under terms of today’s announcement, T-Mobile gains access to Nokia’s complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio.

Rural Broadband Associations Come Out Against Proposed FCC Moves Against Huawei

The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), the Computer & Communications Industry Association,  ITTA – The Voice of America’s Broadband Providers (ITTA), and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) have filed joint reply comments with t

Las Vegas is Latest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community, Sponsored by Cox

Cox Communications and US Ignite designated Las Vegas as the newest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community (SGC). US Ignite’s SGC program is creating “living lab” environments for the next generation of gigabit applications.