5G promises to bring 21st-century infrastructure — and fun with robots
At a smart cities conference in Atlanta, 5G was called as essential to cities today as sewers were in the 19th century. In the suburbs, it meant dancing robots.
Three 5G ideas named semifinalists in D.C. challenge
Three semifinalists will demonstrate their solutions in front of judges on Oct. 2 to determine who wins the $20,000 prize.
Court rejects FCC order bypassing 5G build reviews on tribal lands
Telecommunications companies will need to pass environmental and historical reviews before installing wireless equipment, after all.
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.