Rural Lancaster County would get high-speed internet access under proposed broadband expansion

Rural Lancaster County would get high-speed internet access under proposed broadband expansion Jan 9, 2022 Internet access for rural Lancaster County residents and those who live in its small towns and villages is likely to get significantly faster in the next year. Lancaster County commissioners are considering a $12 million…

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US: Telecom operators agree to 5G delay in U-turn decision

US: Telecom operators agree to 5G delay in U-turn decision 1/4/22 Two major US telecom operators, AT&T and Verizon, agreed on Monday evening to a further two-week delay to a planned rollout of 5G networks across the country. The decision followed a request by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on behalf of aviation…

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The FCC may be facing another nuclear-sized interference problem

The FCC may be facing another nuclear-sized interference problem 12/20/2021 Federal spectrum regulators at the FCC have come under increasing fire over concerns that 5G in C-band spectrum might interfere with aircraft radio altimeters. Indeed, that issue has ballooned into a major national debate, with executives in the airline industry claiming a “catastrophic…

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U.S. former officials urge ‘speedy’ resolution of 5G wireless aviation dispute

U.S. former officials urge ‘speedy’ resolution of 5G wireless aviation dispute December 14, 2021 Six former chairs of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday urged the Biden administration to quickly resolve a dispute over the planned use of 5G wireless spectrum that the aviation industry says poses an…

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Macronix Becomes Industry’s First to Bring 120MHz 1.2V Serial NOR Flash Memories to Mass Production

Macronix Becomes Industry’s First to Bring 120MHz 1.2V Serial NOR Flash Memories to Mass Production Nov 30, 2021 Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a leading integrated device manufacturer in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market, today announced it has become the industry’s first Serial NOR Flash memory manufacturer to bring…

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Smart city district gets green light from City of Houston

Smart city district gets green light from City of Houston 15 Nov 2021 Following the City of Houston’s approval of a community benefits agreement (CBA), an abandoned Sears department store and 16 midtown acres are set to be transformed into an “accessible, walkable and integrated” urban community. Read more

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How the infrastructure bill’s $65 billion in broadband spending will be doled out

How the infrastructure bill’s $65 billion in broadband spending will be doled out Nov. 9, 2021 It took a pandemic to finally drive home what has been discussed for decades: The need for a digital infrastructure plan to connect all Americans. The Biden administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure spending package includes…

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RCA aims to help cable operators cut power costs

RCA aims to help cable operators cut power costs 10/21/2021 Robert Cruickshank Associates (RCA), innovators at the intersection of broadband and power networks, today announced a breakthrough that creates energy opportunities for cable broadband operators: the first nationwide availability of standards-based Optimum Load Shaping (OLS) signals that enable operators to…

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A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years

A China-aligned espionage group is targeting global telecoms, sweeping up call data dating back years OCT 19, 2021 An advanced network of digital spies with a nexus to Chinese interests has successfully compromised parts of the global telecommunications network, in some cases allowing access to subscriber information, call metadata, text…

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Google targets telcos with new distributed cloud infrastructure

Google targets telcos with new distributed cloud infrastructure Oct 12, 2021 Google unveiled a new suite of Distributed Cloud solutions designed to extend its infrastructure across a variety of locations, targeting telcos with an edge offering capable of running 5G network functions as well as enterprise applications closer to users.…

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Montgomery, Botetourt counties seek state grants for broadband projects to reach underserved rural areas

Montgomery, Botetourt counties seek state grants for broadband projects to reach underserved rural areas Oct 2, 2021 Two counties in the Roanoke and New River valleys with a similar mix of suburban and rural communities are separately seeking state funding to help with major broadband internet access expansion projects. Read…

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Pelosi vows to pass $1T bill, move ahead on larger measure

Pelosi vows to pass $1T bill, move ahead on larger measure Sept. 28, 2021 With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety…

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Anterix scores $30M lease with Evergy for 900 MHz spectrum

Anterix scores $30M lease with Evergy for 900 MHz spectrum Sep 20, 2021 Anterix is building steam with utility companies, notching a third long-term lease for use of its 900 MHz spectrum in a 20-year $30 million agreement with power company Evergy. Evergy gets exclusive access to 6 MHz of…

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Why telecoms companies can and should gain better network resilience

Why telecoms companies can and should gain better network resilience Monday 13 September 21 Telecoms operators now face a more diverse, fast changing array of threats than ever. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report found natural disasters, extreme weather, climate change and cyber attacks are among the top threats facing…

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GOP pressure to block bipartisan infrastructure bill builds in the House

GOP pressure to block bipartisan infrastructure bill builds in the House September 7, 2021 House Republicans could face increased pressure to vote against a bipartisan infrastructure package when they return to Washington later this month with outside groups and conservatives already ramping up the campaign against a $1.2 trillion package they say…

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NTIA Broadband Infrastructure Program Receives More Than $2.5B in Funding Requests

NTIA Broadband Infrastructure Program Receives More Than $2.5B in Funding Requests AUG 30, 2021 The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) has received over 230 applications, totaling more than $2.5 billion in funding requests for its Broadband Infrastructure Program, Commerce announced August 25. Read more  

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NM could get billions in new federal funding

NM could get billions in new federal funding August 23, 2021 Congress is gearing up to approve the largest federal investments in infrastructure and social programs since the Great Depression in the 1930s, and New Mexico could reap huge benefits. Read more

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Broadband in the infrastructure bill: Taking aim at the digital divide

Broadband in the infrastructure bill: Taking aim at the digital divide Aug. 2, 2021 Lawmakers have bemoaned the nation’s nagging digital divide for years, warning that gaps in broadband internet access in red and blue states alike are hurting Americans’ health, education and job prospects. The hulking bipartisan infrastructure package…

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Biden infrastructure deal could create 500,000 manufacturing jobs, business group finds

Biden infrastructure deal could create 500,000 manufacturing jobs, business group finds JULY 27, 2021 A bipartisan infrastructure deal being negotiated in the U.S. Senate could create roughly half a million new manufacturing jobs by 2024, the end of President Biden’s first term, an analysis conducted on behalf of the trade group Association…

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Senators unveil $40B bill aimed at closing the broadband divide

Senators unveil $40B bill aimed at closing the broadband divide June 15, 2021 A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday unveiled new legislation that aims to close the digital divide by making broadband internet more affordable and accessible. The proposed bill, reported earlier by The Washington Post, would give $40 billion in flexible funding to…

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White House expands investment ban on Chinese tech and telecom companies

White House expands investment ban on Chinese tech and telecom companies June 3, 2021 The Biden administration has replaced and expanded Trump-era restrictions on investing in certain Chinese firms deemed supportive of that country’s surveillance and military apparatus. Major tech, space and telecom companies are listed in the initial 59…

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Mobile and Wireless Backhaul Market to Experience Tremendous Growth due to Increasing Number of Smartphone and Data Users Globally

Mobile and Wireless Backhaul Market to Experience Tremendous Growth due to Increasing Number of Smartphone and Data Users Globally May 25, 2021 The global mobile and wireless backhaul market is set to gain significance due to the rising demand for better network. The Asia Pacific market is predicted to dominate…

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Land O’Lakes is rallying young people to return to their hometowns to build better broadband

Land O’Lakes is rallying young people to return to their hometowns to build better broadband BY TALIB VISRAM, April 27, 2021 The number of Americans who don’t have access to broadband internet is likely somewhere between 14 and 42 million. That range, which comes from figures calculated by the government and from…

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New Mexico leads US Southwest in broadband needs

April 13, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet infrastructure. The Biden administration on Monday released details about each state’s infrastructure needs for everything from internet access to highways, affordable housing and drinking water projects. Read…

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Yellowstone National Park Seeks Public Comment On Telecommunications Proposal

By IVY ENGEL • MAR 26, 2021 Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to improve telecommunications services in the park. The proposed project would install fiber optic cables along existing roadways, and eventually, some microwave radio reflectors on mountaintops that are currently in use will be removed as they…

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Alabama Power hailed as national model for innovative broadband partnerships, expansion efforts

Sean Ross, March 2, 2021 Alabama Power Company in recent days was the focus of a joint webinar organized by the Edison Electric Institute and the National League of Cities (NLC), as the kick-off to NLC’s Emerging Tech Webinar Series. The webinar featured a remote panel discussion moderated by John Smola,…

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Telecom players urge Biden, Congress to boost workforce development

By Kelly Hill on FEBRUARY 1, 2021 With the Biden administration having given cues that it is interested in pursuing a major infrastructure and clean energy investment this year, a group of telecom associations joined together to urge the president and Congress to make support for broadband workforce development part of any infrastructure legislation that…

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Verizon Accelerating America Broadband Plan: Congress Should Fund Access, Affordability, Adoption

January 25, 2021 by Joan Engebretson Congress should provide funding for broadband, argues Verizon in a 28-page proposal titled Accelerating America: Affordability, Adoption, Access. Among other things, Verizon recommends lifting restrictions on municipal networks in unserved areas and providing $20 to $50 monthly on an electronic benefit transfer card for low-income users…

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NYSE bans Chinese telecom stocks in second about-face of the week

By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business, January 6, 2021 The New York Stock Exchange will delist three Chinese telecommunications stocks to comply with an executive order from the Trump administration — its second about-face on the issue this week. The exchange said Wednesday that it would end trading of shares in China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA) and China…

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