FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.
'Smart city' initiatives are creating a flood of new data
As municipal devices tuck away trillions of terabytes of data, smart-city experts say they don't have the workforce or infrastructure to parse the information.
San Jose's 'Digital Inclusion Fund' to bring internet to 50,000 homes
The $24 million fund will be fueled in part by fees the city charges wireless providers to install antennas on public property.
D.C. developers present futuristic traffic, environmental apps for civic challenge
As part of the capital's GigabitxDC Challenge, semifinalists showcased mobile innovations that found new uses for the next generation of wireless technology.
Portland, Ore., mayor rallies support for 5G lawsuit with FCC
“We need every single mayor who cares about this issue — local control of local assets — to sign on with this," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said.
Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits
Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.
Cities are preparing to sue FCC over new 'unlawful' 5G antenna rules
The mayor of Seattle, a leading city in the dispute, announced it will appeal rules she called an "overreach by the Trump administration."
Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout
"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.
Indianapolis to become fourth city with 5G internet service from Verizon this year
The city will join Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento to be among the first to offer the high-speed wireless service by the end of the year.