Posts tagged with: rural communities

Nokia scores rip and replace deal with Union Wireless

Another network deal has been announced as U.S. providers undertake the process of removing insecure Huawei and ZTE gear from existing networks. The latest vendor to score a contract is Nokia, which will be swapping out existing radio access network...

Musk says Starlink ‘nice complement’ to fiber, 5G

Elon Musk sees Starlink, the SpaceX low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture, as a complement to terrestrial 5G and fiber, as the service works to connect remote and hard-to-reach places around the globe. Starlink has over 1,500 satellites launched and...

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...

UScellular, Nokia, Qualcomm stretch 5G mmWave 10 km in new record

UScellular continues to push the reach of 5G millimeter wave spectrum, hitting a new record of 10 km (about 6.2 miles) in new tests with Nokia and Qualcomm. Pushing the distance helps tee up fixed wireless access (FWA) service in...

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...

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...

Starlink speed competitiveness varies, as sign-ups surpass 500K

SpaceX this week undertook the latest satellite launch for its Starlink internet service, which now touts more than 500,000 sign-ups. Starlink is a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, designed and manufactured by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, that aims to provide broadband...

Congress approves $7B for broadband in Covid relief package

Late Monday, Congress approved a coronavirus relief package that includes $7 billion for a flurry of broadband initiatives including broadband access for low-income households, funding the Huawei rip and replace reimbursement program, broadband coverage mapping, and more. The Coronavirus Response and...

T-Mobile expands 4G home internet pilot, plans 5G-based service in 2021

T-Mobile on Monday announced another expansion of its fixed wireless LTE Home Internet pilot, adding more than 130 new locations as it gears up to launch 5G home broadband service next year.   The new expansion in parts of nine...
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