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A Government-Owned 5G Network Would Be a Massive Boondoggle

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary and President Trump’s announcement that he opposes nationalization of 5G, this idea keeps resurfacing.  And like many other concepts emanati

Deborah Collier May 31, 2019
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FCC Chair Says T-Mobile Sprint Merger Good for Rural Americans

On May 20, 2019, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
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Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to...

Deborah Collier April 25, 2019
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FCC TV White Space Decision Clears Path for Rural Broadband

Many rural communities and those living in remote areas often have difficulty accessing the internet or using broadband to the extent that their urban counterparts can achieve.  There has been a great deal of discussion about bridging the digital...

Deborah Collier March 29, 2019
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Proposed FCC Rules Push 5G Forward

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier than ever for communities across the nation to bring cutting-edge wireless service to millions of Americans. 

CAGW Staff September 11, 2018
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FCC Commissioner Offers Commonsense Advice to Rural Utilities Service

Publicly-funded broadband overbuild is an ongoing problem across the country.  It is far easier to deploy new services alongside existing infrastructure than to build-out to those who remain in unserved areas. 

Deborah Collier September 11, 2018
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California Takes Two Steps Back on Net Neutrality

The state of California has moved ahead with one of the most ambitious pieces of state-based net neutrality legislation to date.

CAGW Staff July 27, 2018
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Streamlining 5G Deployment

On June 28, 2018, Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced S.

Deborah Collier July 16, 2018
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FCC Works Through the Mid-Band Spectrum

On July 12, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band (GN Docket No. 18-122).

Deborah Collier July 13, 2018
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Getting Ready for 5G

There are several technologies being considered for developing the next generation of communications infrastructure.  Among those being studied and deployed are the use of TV white spaces for rural broadband connectivity; wireless fixed broadband...

Deborah Collier March 13, 2018
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An Open Internet Excludes Net Neutrality

There is a huge misunderstanding regarding net neutrality.  Silicon Valley dot-coms and big e-commerce corporations are pushing the idea that the Restoring Internet Freedom Order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 14...

Deborah Collier February 27, 2018
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The Sky is Not Falling, and the World isn't Going to End

The sign that appears in quaint shops and businesses across the country, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” originated from a 1939 British motivational poster.  This applies universally and over time; it is particularly relevant in a world that responds...

Deborah Collier December 14, 2017

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