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Top mobile execs let air out of the 5G balloon, which will “never reach rural America” 19 June 2019, by Steve Blum-

Deflating balloon

It’s one thing to promise the moon to customers and city councils, but quite another to mislead Wall Street. Creating outrageous expectations there can land you in jail. Which, presumably, is why two top executives from Verizon and T-Mobile are walking back expectations of a ... continue reading »

100 Mbps broadband means 0.2% to 0.3% lower unemployment, biggest impact in rural communities, study says 18 June 2019, by Steve Blum-

We can do it

Faster and better broadband service means more jobs and lower unemployment. Rural communities benefit more from gaining access to high quality broadband service than urban and suburban areas. That’s the conclusion of a study by three researchers, Bento Lobo and Rafayet Alam at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s finance and economics department, and Brian ... continue reading »

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