Montgomery County: Support for ZTA 19-07

As members of the MD5G Partnership, we support ZTA 19-07 to ensure the streamlined deployment of small cells in Montgomery County and position our community to benefit from enhanced 4G as well as 5G, which will make it easier for people to find information about jobs, for students to complete their homework, and improved access…

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Will Montgomery County Fall Behind?

The impact of the pandemic has highlighted inequities in access to community resources, telehealth, distance learning, and jobs. As dependencies on online services increase dramatically, we cannot afford to have the consequential increases in social inequities. We need 5G infrastructure in place sooner rather than later. So why isn’t more bandwidth and lower latency coming…

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With remote instruction the new normal, focus on ultrafast digital access

5G networks would boost speed, better serve multiuser households Since the start of the coronavirus, we have seen students across the country navigate the challenge of transitioning to at-home, virtual learning. Now, students stream videos, receive digital assignments, live chat with teachers and peers, and learn new material through dynamic media in an unprecedented fashion….

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5G is Coming

Wireless infrastructure is getting overwhelmed. Data usage is growing exponentially and the global pandemic is generating more demand for connectivity. Inconveniences like frozen Zoom screens or inability to text or place calls illustrate the growing strain. Looking to sell policy makers and community stakeholders on wireless 5G networks, Maryland’s technology, civic and business leaders announced…

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Verizon announces 5G connectivity is coming to Baltimore City

Verizon announced Tuesday that 5G connectivity is coming to Baltimore City, making it the first city in Maryland to get the high-speed wireless tech. And the sky’s the limit when it comes to how it could innovate the city. “Sometimes it gets congested in that Inner Harbor area so, you know having that smart meter…

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U.S Court Upholds FCC Cap on 5G Small Cell Fees in Win for Wireless Carriers

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cap fees for wireless carriers to deploy “small cells” essential to the adoption of next-generation 5G networks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely upheld the three orders the FCC adopted in 2018 to…

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MD5G Partnership Launches in Support of 5G Deployment throughout Maryland

Today, a group of Maryland’s technology, civic and business leadership announced the formation of the MD5G Partnership—a coalition to create more connected communities through communications infrastructure and 5G—the next-generation of connectivity. Current members of the MD5G Partnership include: Maryland Tech Council, Greater Baltimore Committee, Northeast Maryland Tech Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Verizon, Ports…

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