Experts across government are concerned it will disrupt the future of weather forecasting.
An FCC Commissioner hopes to mirror Aiken Technical College’s Tower Installation Program in other schools across the country.
Planned experiments will test the emerging wireless technology, even as leaders fret publicly about supply-chain risks.
Other cities are expected to join the effort.
“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.
Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.
Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.
A group of mostly mayors encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to refocus its efforts on new broadband investment, instead of preempting their oversight of public rights of way.
Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempt would mark the largest-ever tech acquisition in history.
Despite the proposal’s claim of national security concerns, experts—including the administration’s picks on the FCC—came out aggressively against the idea.
Nationwide high-speed internet promises many benefits but still relies on private companies to foot the infrastructure bill.
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