5G Connecting Communities Series: The Future of Small Business

During the latest installment of Verizon’s 5G Connecting Communities Series community leaders from across Northern Virginia discussed the intersection of technology and the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. The panelists are community partners working to grow and support startups and small businesses across Northern Virginia. The event highlighted the positive benefits 5G technology can provide businesses and communities across the region to advance their goals. Watch the full event below!

Fixed Wireless Technologies and Their Suitability for Broadband Delivery

To aid state and local policymakers, this report offers an engineering analysis of fixed-wireless technologies and their suitability for delivering broadband service in various environments. The report addresses a range of critical technology and cost considerations related to fixed-wireless networks—and, as a point of comparison, to fiber-to-the-premises networks.

Read more here.

The San Bernardino American Newspaper: 5G and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Help End the Digital Divide 

By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/12/22

The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening. 

Read the full article on Weekly Citizen.

Weekly Citizen: 5G and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Help End the Digital Divide

By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/8/22

The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening. 

Read the full article on Weekly Citizen here.

Houston Forward Times: 5G and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Help End the Digital Divide 

By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/8/22

The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening. 

Read the full article on Houston Forward Times here.

The Washington Informer: EDNEY: 5G and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Help End the Digital Divide

By Hazel Trice Edney, 4/7/22

The last two years have underlined what we already knew: the digital divide in America is real and has consequences for millions of Americans. An affordable, reliable connection is imperative in participating in the 21st century economy, and those families relying on mobile-only access are falling behind. Often, they cannot attend class online or seek a career opportunity that offers the possibility of working remotely. And as more services, job applications, and infrastructure moves online, the gap is only widening. 

Read the full article on The Washington Informer here.

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