Maryland officials are increasing their efforts to close the state’s digital divide. On Friday, Governor Larry Hogan Jr. (R) and Democratic legislative leaders revealed a new program and workgroup aimed at making broadband more accessible to Marylanders. Hogan, alongside House Speaker Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County) and Senate President Bill Ferguson […]

Cellnex Telecom (CLNX.SM), the Barcelona, Spain-based tower company, has grown dramatically through mergers and acquisitions, and build-to-suit (BTS) programs since establishing itself as an independent towerco in 2015. With a series of announced deals in the pipeline and significant BTS activity planned in conjunction with these deals, the company expects […]

With the massive hack of T-Mobile’s user database fresh in everyone’s minds, Verizon announced Thursday that it is testing new technology to protect data from hackers. Using a quantum-safe virtual private network (VPN), the carrier is looking to cryptographic ciphers to provide a higher level of protection, essentially, enhancing encryption […]

Verizon has increased the prospects for clearing its proposed acquisition of wireless reseller TracFone by allaying critics’ worries that Verizon could leave some of TracFone’s low-income customers without service. Advocacy groups Public Knowledge, Access Humboldt, the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, the California Center for Rural Policy and the […]

UPDATE Analysts and industry pundits are busy poring over the details of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package the Senate passed Tuesday. In a legislative note yesterday, the Wireless infrastructure Association (WIA) offered a breakdown of the $65 billion allocated for broadband: $42.45 billion will be funneled to the states, through […]

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is preparing to launch its 5G facilities-based network while still learning how to run a wireless business. In its 2Q21 earnings release, the company shared that it has lost wireless subscribers even as it adds to its base of wireless users. For the quarter, DISH acquired […]

Council members in the city of Kilgore, TX were quick to approve measures to improve their communications equipment, reports the Kilgore News Herald. Using grant funds received from Gregg County, Kilgore will now have the means to transition emergency services transmissions from VHF and UHF radio frequencies to the 700 […]

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