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  • FCC Grants Experimental License for Project Loon in Puerto Rico

    By The Editors of AGL
    October 20, 2017— You can’t say that the FCC isn’t trying to do its part to help the people struggling in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. It has provided up to $77 million in Universal Service Funding to help restore service. Most recently it has granted an experimental license for ... Continue »
  • The Next Phase for a Small-cell Expert

    By Mike Harrington
    October 20, 2017— NextEdge Networks, a newly formed San Francisco-based small cell and site acquisition firm, merges two companies that have executed more than 4,000 node deployments in more than 40 states. These are heady days for San Francisco-based small cell specialist NextEdge Networks. As Doug Wiest, the CEO of the newly formed company, explains: ... Continue »
  • FCC Gives Man Whopper of a Fine for Interfering with NYPD

    By The Editors of AGL
    October 20, 2017— AGL eDigestThe FCC has followed through with its threat to fine a man more than $404 thousand for operating a radio transmitter that caused interference with the radio system of the New York Police Department (NYPD).  The individual, Jay Peralta, sent threatening messages to NYPD officers, issued false bomb threats and false officer-in-distress ... Continue »
  • Not Just the Cloud, but the ‘Multi-cloud’

    By Ernest Worthman
    October 20, 2017— Move over public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud, here comes the multi-cloud. I had to chuckle when I saw this. I think we have reached a new low in merchandising drivel. Someone wrote a brief note about this in one of my feeds – and with a serious face. What ... Continue »
  • FCC Issues Initial Reimbursement for Broadcast TV Repack

    By The Editors of AGL
    October 20, 2017— FCC has made its initial allocation of $1 billion to reimburse TV Broadcaster for expenses related to the construction of station facilities on reassigned channels, also known as the Broadcast TV Repack.   The Bureau will continue to monitor closely the draw-down of Fund amounts and allocate additional amounts later in ... Continue »
  • Crown’s Strong Q3 Leads to Positive 2018 Guidance

    By J. Sharpe Smith
    October 20, 2017— AGL eDigestCrown Castle International had “great financial results” in the third quarter that “exceeded expectations.” The company expects continued strong leasing activity in the fourth quarter and into 2018. “The Q3 results and 2018 outlook demonstrate how strong our business is performing today and our expectation that those positive trends will continue ... Continue »
  • Internet of Everything Still Suffers Fragmentation

    By Ernest Worthman
    October 18, 2017— The Internet of Everything (IoX), like 5G, has been the subject of much hype. Recently, I have seen some reality checks on 5G and I just saw one on the IoX. The IoX is a lot more ambiguous than 5G right now. At least 5G has a vision that includes ... Continue »
  • Carriers Use Roaming, COLTS and COWs to Connect Puerto Ricans

    By The Editors of AGL
    October 18, 2017— The road to the recovery of cellular service facilities in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico continues long and the progress is slow. More than 75 percent of the cell sites are out of service. A dozen of of the 78 counties have 100 percent of their cell sites out of service. However, ... Continue »
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