Posts tagged with: rural

John Deere thinks rural 5G could help feed the world

Broadband might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about farming, but an executive from heavy equipment company John Deere argued maybe it should be. Nancy Post, director of the Intelligent Solutions Group at John...

T-Mobile in ‘early innings’ of rural distribution game

T-Mobile boasts about its ambitions to cover huge portions of the U.S. with 5G, including in rural areas – which it promised to do before merging with Sprint – but it’s still in the early innings when it comes to...

Chip, workforce shortages raise worries for rural carriers

U.S. wireless operators looking to rip and replace Huawei equipment from their networks are facing a double whammy: chip shortages affecting the telecom supply chain and a scarcity of trained workers for building the new networks. The Rural Wireless Association...

Shentel expands fixed wireless service for rural communities

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) expanded fixed wireless access (FWA) service using 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum to three new towns in northwestern Virginia. Shentel, a former Sprint affiliate, is targeting 2,700 additional homes with its new LTE-based FWA service,...

UScellular extends mmWave reach for rural areas in 5G FWA trial

UScellular this week showed millimeter wave isn’t just for high-density urban areas, stretching signals over a distance of 7 kilometers (around 4.35 miles) with sustained average download speeds of 1 Gbps in a 5G fixed wireless access trial.   It...

Huawei taps integrated access backhaul to deliver rural LTE

The United States isn’t the only country trying to close its digital divide. Operators in China are striving to do the same. Recently, China Unicom and Huawei worked together to bring mobile voice and data services to a remote village...

Nextlink taps Nokia for CBRS deployment in rural U.S.

One of the biggest bidders in the FCC’s Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction is wasting no time putting those licenses to work. Nextlink Internet, which is owned by AMG Technology Investment Group, is using Nokia’s AirScale 4G LTE Radio...

FCC opts for accuracy over speed in $9B rural 5G Fund

The Federal Communications Commission later this month will vote on a $9 billion fund to support rural 5G deployments, which decides to wait for improved mobile coverage data before holding a reverse auction.   When the commission moved the 5G...