Posts by Carl Weinschenk

Carl Weinschenk is a long time writer and editor, covering technology. His writing has appeared at IT Business Edge, Broadband Technology Report,, InternetWeek and many other sites and publications.

Peak Internet Fixed Broadband Will Be CBRS-Ready

Colorado-based Peak Internet will be deploying fixed wireless infrastructure operating in the 3.65 GHz band that can be easily upgraded in the future to use the entire CBRS band, according to ExteNet, equipment supplier for the Peak Internet fixed broadband deployment. Peak, headquartered in Woodland Park, CO, serves Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak. Peak Internet Fixed...Learn More

Wabash Upgrades Rural Fixed Wireless Network Using Mimosa

Wabash Communications has selected Mimosa Networks’ to upgrade a rural fixed wireless network in Ohio. Wabash has 6,000 subscribers. An uptick in demand led Wabash to deploy an LTE-based alternative in the 3.65 GHz band. That only added 50 MHz of spectrum, however, which was insufficient. Competitive tests were conducted and the decision made to...Learn More

Schurz Hiawatha Broadband Acquisition Completed

Schurz Communications’ acquisition of Hiawatha Broadband Communications has closed. The Schurz Hiawatha Broadband deal opens the southeast Minnesota region to Schurz. The acquired company will maintain local management, continue to be based in Winona, MN and maintain the Hiawatha name. Hiawatha offers gigabit broadband, telephone services and more than 300 video channels. Its data transport...Learn More

ALLO Communications Triples Speeds, Doesn’t Change Consumer Pricing

ALLO Communications has tripled the speed of its residential broadband offering from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps in both the upstream and downstream – and done so without increasing subscription rates. ALLO is a competitive fiber-to-the-home provider serving Lincoln, North Platte, Ogallala, Bridgeport, Scottsbluff, Gering, Hastings and Alliance, NE. It also serves Fort Morgan, CO....Learn More

FCC Poised to Revamp Small Cell Regulation

At its March 22 Open Meeting, the FCC will vote on a plan streamline small cell regulation. The changes would pertain to the federal historic and environmental review procedure that impacts wireless infrastructure deployments. The announcement was made by Commission Brendan Carr in a Feb. 28 speech at the Consumer Technology Association’s 5G Day. Small...Learn More

Trump Signs Rural Call Completion Legislation

President Trump has signed the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 into law. The rural call completion legislation, which was sent to the president’s desk earlier this month, is aimed at ensuring call completion in rural areas by managing the use of intermediate providers. These providers complete calls for other carriers. The...Learn More

T-Mobile Outlines Multi-Spectrum 5G Approach, Construction to Begin Targeting 30 Markets

Nokia, Ericsson, and  T-Mobile said today that they will work together to build T-Mobile’s national multi-spectrum 5G network. T-Mobile plans include building out the network to 30 cities this year, with customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas experiencing 5G on smartphones early next year. The Nokia, T-Mobile agreement calls for Nokia...Learn More

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Deploys High-Speed Fixed Wireless

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative and its affiliates have opted to upgrade the company’s LTE fixed wireless networks with higher-speed fixed wireless technology from Mimosa Networks. Pioneer fixed wireless equipment purchases will include Mimosa’s A5c access devices and C/C5c client devices. Pioneer, which is the third largest telephone cooperative in the United States, expects to deploy the...Learn More

Nokia T-Mobile LAA Test Achieves 1.3 Gbps, CTO Neville Cites Foundation for 5G

A Nokia T-Mobile LAA test achieved speeds of 1.3 Gbps using the licensed assisted access technology at the carrier’s lab in Bellevue, WA. LAA is an approach to the use of unlicensed spectrum by cellular operators. The tests supported 14-layer transmissions using Nokia’s commercial AirScale platform, which consists of the AirScale Micro RRH connected to...Learn More

AT&T SD-WAN International Availability Expanded

AT&T is greatly expanding the availability of the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering it introduced last year in the United States. The AT&T SD-WAN international expansion will make the technology available in more than 150 countries and territories, the company said. “Managing connectivity should be simple. We know businesses want to customize their networks...Learn More

Ethernet Leaderboard: CenturyLink Overtakes AT&T for the Top Spot

In its year-end 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboad, Vertical Systems Group announced a major change. For the first time since 2005, a company rather than AT&T has captured the top spot, with CenturyLink now in first place. CenturyLink’s ascendency was made possible by its merger in November 2017 with Level 3 and the parallel growth in...Learn More

AT&T, Ericsson Team Up on IoT Certification, Launch Joint IoT Professional Services Practice

AT&T and Ericsson are teaming to offer IoT certification for devices. The collaboration includes testing, verification and “white glove” assistance with the regulatory approval process. “Companies want to connect things to extract value. We’re meeting that demand head-on by expanding our IoT professional services capabilities,” said Mike Troiano, the vice president of IoT Solutions for...Learn More

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