Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FYBR) announced yesterday that its fiber-to-the-premise deployment now passes five million homes and businesses in its 25-state operating area. That figure is the midpoint of its goal of 10 million locations passed by the end of 2025. In 2021, Frontier’s new leadership team launched a fiber-first strategy […]

A U.S. government committee urged the FCC to deny an application to connect Cuba to the United States through a new undersea cable designed to handle internet, voice and data traffic. The Justice Department-led panel known as “Team Telecom,” said the proposal raised national security concerns because the cable-landing system […]

UPDATE Inside Towers reported earlier this month the FCC stood by a 2021 decision concerning a pole attachment rate dispute between Duke Energy and AT&T. The agency denied Duke’s request for a review of the earlier decision. Now, Duke Energy has asked a federal appeals court to intervene. Specifically, Duke […]

Africa is an attractive market for independent tower operators for several reasons. First, there is a big and growing demand for wireless communications. The population of sub-Saharan Africa is big, estimated by the UN at around 1.2 billion people, growing at 2-3 percent a year. Yet, wireless penetration is only […]

T-Mobile urged the FCC to deny a petition from AT&T that asks the Commission not to grant the 2.5 GHz licenses T-Mobile recently won at auction. AT&T told the agency: “T-Mobile already far exceeds the Commission’s spectrum screen in many areas and holds far more spectrum than even T-Mobile thinks […]

While we all take time this week to give thanks where it’s due…family, friends, health… the editorial staff at Inside Towers would like to express our appreciation for the privilege of covering this industry. Taking into account its performance over the last few years, with COVID, natural disasters, economic headwinds […]

As the FIFA World Cup kicked off over the weekend, Qatar was wired up and ready with 5G technology. Throngs of fans engaging in the premier global football event will benefit from access to peak gigabit speeds provided by Vodafone Qatar and Ooredoo Qatar. The whole country, however, has benefited […]

The FCC is expected to release its long-awaited broadband maps today. This will open the door for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to start allocating the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program’s $42.5 billion. This is the largest part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s $65 […]

Experts speaking at an FCC hearing on ways to improve wireless resiliency through better coordination with the power sector during disasters agree communication between the two groups has improved over the past few years. But they say more can be done. Liberty Mobile CEO in Puerto Rico Najo Khoury said […]

UPDATE Major U.S. airlines working on retrofitting radio altimeters due to potential interference from 5G C-band wireless services are now asking for an extension, reported Reuters. According to a statement made by the aviation industry on Tuesday, airlines cannot fully meet deadlines to complete upgrades and urged Washington for a […]


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