Verizon, Nokia hand off 5G NR call in the field | Pai: Net neutrality claims fall short | Mich. outlines plans to bridge broadband gap
August 17, 2018
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Verizon, Nokia hand off 5G NR call in the field
Verizon, working with Nokia, completed a 5G handoff in the 28 GHz band between two vehicles traveling between radio sectors. The companies touted the tests as a milestone, with the results having been achieved in the field under the 5G NR Layer 3 3GPP industry standard.
FierceWireless (8/17) 
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Pai: Net neutrality claims fall short
Claims that the rollback of net neutrality regulations would lead to the destruction of the internet have proved to be baseless, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said at a Senate oversight hearing.
Broadcasting & Cable (8/16) 
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Mich. outlines plans to bridge broadband gap
A Michigan consortium appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is advocating steps to bring high-speed fixed broadband service to unserved homes in the state. The group has released a report on strategies for bridging the state's digital divide.
MLive (Michigan) (8/16) 
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USTelecom Spotlight
Who's there? A robocall.
No one likes robocalls, yet phones are still ringing off the hook. While there is no "silver bullet" to solve the problem, the telecommunications industry is hard at work combating the scourge of illegal and annoying calls. Check out some of the latest tips on reporting and blocking calls here and on USTelecom's website.
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ComScore: 4.9M US broadband households watch streaming TV
ComScore: 4.9M US broadband households watch streaming TV
The number of US broadband households that tune in to streaming TV services has risen by 58% in the past year, per comScore data, to hit 5% of the total market, or 4.9 million viewers.
TechCrunch (8/16) 
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Verizon asks for FCC waiver on 28 GHz tests
Verizon has applied for an experimental license to test gear that supports 28 GHz signals in a Dallas suburb. The telecom, whose request comes a few months before the Federal Communications Commission begins an auction for 28 GHz licenses, says the tests will not cover parts of the band for which it already holds licenses.
FierceWireless (8/17) 
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Scientists warn of possible power grid attacks from IoT appliances
The internet of things could become the conduit for so-called MaDIoT attacks on electrical grids if enough high-wattage appliances attach to Wi-Fi networks, Princeton University scientists say. They theorize that even swings in power use that are within the usual range of such appliances could lead to power grid failures.
Ars Technica (8/17) 
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