The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) has advanced key items to make wireless and wireline networks available more quickly, including a $16 billion reverse auction for rural wireline broadband, policy to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks, and vital mid-band spectrum auctions.
While moderating a panel at this year’s Connect(X) virtual conference event, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein remarked that in a world consumed with 5G, it’s important to remember that towers are just as important to 5G’s future as “anything else.” Specifically, the five panelists discussed what Adelstein called the FCC’s “big news” about a vote …
In just a few short years since the company’s founding in 2014, the Vertical Bridge business model has yielded tremendous results, propelling them to status as the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure with operations in all 50 states. Today, they have a portfolio of more than 269,000 owned, master-leased and right-to-master sites.
Depending on how you look at it, the pandemic will either slow progress of 5G. Or hasten it. There’s been a shortage of debate over whether the economic headwinds caused by the coronavirus will dampen carrier capital expenditures (CapEx) and infrastructure deployments
The industry is attempting to unpack the results of the recently ended FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction, which was highlighted by T-Mobile spending $7.9 billion, DISH Network spending $6.2 billion and Comcast spending $1.7 billion. Who won? Who lost? Where are the opportunities?
It’s hard to get internet service at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, a tribal councilwoman for the 426-person Havasupai Nation that inhabits the reservation in Supai, Arizona, has had to learn how to refract signal off of “whatever canyon wall looks flattest” in order to get an internet connection.