Las Vegas could use the fixed wireless network it built in December 2020 to become a smart city once the pandemic eases. Continued educational applications are part of the city's plans, which potentially also include sensors and telemedicine.
Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Diaz and Lorne Michaels are the latest recipients of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' lifetime achievement awards. A live presentation will take place Dec. 5 and be broadcast later.
Senators have agreed that broadband funding in the proposed infrastructure bill should primarily go to regions that lack essential service, an aide reports, a move that addresses the concerns of NCTA - The Internet & Television Association and cable providers in general. Many operators reportedly were uneasy about the potential of companies overbuilding existing networks with federal money.
HBO Max will air a minimum of 10 new Warner Bros. films exclusively next year, WarnerMedia head Jason Kilar recently announced. The streaming service is increasingly turning to original content in order to remain competitive with other video-on-demand platforms.
Comcast's XMF platform brings fiber cut detection time, previously two hours, down to under two minutes by using older optical spectrum analyzers. Engineer Venk Mutalik spearheaded the project, which monitors individual fiber performance.
The Wireless Infrastructure Association is asking Congress to consider all available broadband technologies, including fixed wireless access, to ensure quick connectivity expansion. A study the organization conducted found that bringing fiber connectivity to 90% of homes would require a decade and $70 billion beyond the amount that the US has already spent, whereas wireless access takes between a few days and 18 months.
Colt Technology Services collaborated with Versa Networks to provide greater protection for people working remotely through Colt's software-defined wide-area network offerings. Versa offers secure access service edge technology.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, participating in a recent Protocol discussion, stated that fixed wireless access with 5G is a crucial element in narrowing the digital divide. Maria Martinez of Cisco also credited 5G and Wi-Fi with enabling access in rural areas.
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