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A Pocket Guide to 5G Hype (Fact Sheet)

A Pocket Guide to 5G Hype (Fact Sheet)

Lisa Gonzalez

August 12, 2019

We separate 5G fantasy from reality in a new fact sheet.  READ MORE


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Central Alabama Will See Better Internet Access Thanks to Electric Cooperative

Central Alabama Will See Better Internet Access Thanks to Electric Cooperative

Hannah Trostle

August 15, 2019

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative (CAEC) will join the increasing number of electric cooperatives that provide broadband access. They've been developing a plan to build a high-speed network and recently announced more details. Taking a Phased Approach CAEC plans to construct the network, named CAEC A  READ MORE


A Pocket Guide to 5G Hype (Fact Sheet)

A Pocket Guide to 5G Hype (Fact Sheet)

Lisa Gonzalez

August 12, 2019

It’s difficult to separate 5G fantasy from reality as reported in traditional news sources. Misunderstandings surrounding the demands and capabilities of 5G has snowballed, creating an incorrect assumption that the technology will solve America’s many connectivity problems. It’s true that 5G is an impr  READ MORE


19 States Restrict Local Broadband Solutions

19 States Restrict Local Broadband Solutions

Katie Kienbaum

August 8, 2019

Municipal broadband networks already serve more than 500 communities across the country, but some states are trying to keep that number from growing. Nineteen states have established legal barriers or even outright bans on publicly owned networks, according to well-respected communications law firm Baller Stokes &  READ MORE


Utah Community Considers Open Access Network for Better Connectivity

Utah Community Considers Open Access Network for Better Connectivity

Hannah Trostle

July 25, 2019

American Fork, Utah, wants to build an open access fiber network to all homes and businesses in the community of 26,000 people. The Daily Herald reports that the city council will vote on the proposed plan on August 13, 2019, and then consider a $25  READ MORE


Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Looms Large (Episode 77)

Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Looms Large (Episode 77)

Hibba Meraay

July 22, 2019

This week, we're bringing you Building Local Power a little early in light of recent developments with the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. Host Chris Mitchell, interviews two telecommunications experts to get their take on the merger and its potential impact.  READ MORE


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