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New GAO report calls on FCC to analyze small business broadband needs

For years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered the broadband minimum benchmark speed for small businesses to be 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloading and 3 Mbps for uploading. However, a recent report published by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed...

Boingo to install and manage Wi-Fi 6 network at NYC’s Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center spans 22 acres, encompassing three city blocks Boingo Wireless has been selected to design, install and manage a new Wi-Fi 6 network at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The center, a tourist draw with a seasonal ice-skating rink and famous for the massive...

Verizon to expand broadband access in NYC as years-long lawsuit settles

Verizon has pledged to provide high-speed internet service to 500,000 additional NYC households A lawsuit involving Verizon and the city of New York, which originated in 2017, was quietly settled over the Thanksgiving holiday, resulting in the operator pledging to provide high-speed internet service to...

Small cell market spotlight: New York City

ZenFi CEO estimated that New York City most likely has around 10,000 small cells In January of this year, New York City regulators authorized a number of infrastructure providers to install small cell equipment on traffic and streetlights, bus shelters, public toilets and information kiosks...

FCC grants NYFD expanded T-Band access

  The Federal Communications Commission has granted the Fire Department of New York expanded access to low-band spectrum in the New York metro area for public safety communications. The T-Band use will allow FDNY to expand capacity and coverage of its existing T-Band network to...

Taking Sprint’s 5G for a spin

NEW YORK--Above an enormous blue billboard featuring a woman on a swing, the drab, briefcase-sized box wouldn't catch your eye unless you were hunting for it. But I was. I pulled up Ookla Speedtest on the shiny, new 5G device in my hand and...

Sprint goes big with 5G: Nine cities, 2,100 square miles covered, and mobile gaming to boot

NEW YORK--Four years ago, a 5G demo from Sprint and Nokia involved a van-sized base station and a test device the size of a small refrigerator. By the time Sprint officially launched 5G service in New York City on Monday, the base station equipment had...

New York City launches RFP to expand mobile infrastructure

The New York City government said awardees will have the right to use existing light and utility poles to deploy new wireless infrastructure The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has released a request for proposals (RFP) for firms who wish to...

ZenFi builds dark fiber spider web for 5G across five boroughs of NYC

There may be no more appropriate place in the United States than New York City for a discussion on network densification and the challenges of "5G." ZenFi, a dark fiber backhaul company claiming to have the first solution of its kind deployed specifically to...

GWS tests NYC subway station coverage

As Transit Wireless continues its massive project to cover nearly 280 underground subway stations in New York City, testing company Global Wireless Solutions decided to take a look at the quality of the coverage that has been extended thus far. CEO Paul Carter spoke with...

Verizon workers setting wheels in motion for strike

Workers set to rally, walk off jobs There are 38,000 Verizon Communication workers in the Northeast putting the wheels in motion to strike. The Communication Workers Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are set to hold a rally on July 25 in New York City in...

Update: Verizon responds to NYC audit claims

Verizon has responded to a report by New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications claiming the carrier did not follow through on its promise to provide its FiOS service to all five NYC boroughs. The dispute is over a 2008 agreement that Verizon...

NYC angry Verizon missed FiOS goals

Verizon Communications is drawing the ire of New York City for not following through on a promise to provide FiOS service to all five boroughs. In 2008, Verizon Communications signed a closed-door agreement with then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to outfit the big apple with the bundled...

T-Mobile US to break the 700 MHz barrier in NYC

A new 700 MHz network is headed to the Big Apple. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere announced via the live-streaming app, Periscope, that the carrier will launch a Band 12 LTE network in New York City in the near future. A viewer captured the announcement...

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