Oregon weighs cellphone tax to expand rural broadband
A new bill would raise taxes on cellphone users to fund rural broadband, but wireless industry stakeholders say the proposal is unfair to consumers.
NYC awarded $22.5 million to test 'entirely new classes' of wireless technology
The city will explore technologies like software-defined radio, 5G wireless, and edge computing as part of a National Science Foundation program.
AT&T, Verizon launch competing network cores for public safety
The official nationwide network for first responders and public safety only has one vendor, but competition in the sector continues.
FCC announces precision upgrade plan for Wireless Emergency Alert system
Wireless carriers will be subject to more targeted coverage and alerting requirements that emergency response groups say will save lives.
When natural disasters strike, these tips may save cities' wireless services
Wireless trade organization CTIA has released a set of best practices to help cities and internet service providers preserve and repair wireless infrastructure during natural disasters.
Will 5G allow cities to kill broadband monopolies?
Commentary: Boston’s chief information officer is hopeful that an incoming generation of wireless technology will upset the industry and bring new connectivity to urban areas.
Report: U.S. will fall behind on 5G without massive fiber investment
To remain a global leader in the next generation of wireless technology, the U.S. will need to spend at least 30 billion on fiber optics within the next several years, according to an industry report.
Oakland fights fire with 4G routers
The city of Oakland is assisting its first responders by updating the 4G routers installed in every firetruck.
School technology chiefs battle host of challenges
Chief technology officers from Washington, Texas and Massachusetts described challenges they face when creating wireless networks in fast-expanding schools.