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To connect people to the internet, Silicon Valley companies have cooked up various ideas, including the use of drones and hot air balloons to beam web access to all. Microsoft has another technology to help with connectivity that it is now taking the wraps off: unused channels between television broadcasts, known as white spaces.

Last month, members of the mobile community gathered in London for the annual 5G World conference. This conference gave attendees the chance to focus solely on 5G. Event discussions focused on upcoming and current field trials and strategies for transitioning from LTE to 5G.

Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers will have priority for communications during a crisis under a $47 billion nationwide wireless broadband system being developed for the public safety sector.

The Internet of Things is a golden opportunity to completely overhaul existing healthcare practices and protocols, improving and enhancing clinical care and patient experience.

Broadband deserts are areas of our country that for some reason are unlikely to get broadband in any form. Sometimes they are remote (often due to terrain), and sometimes these are just the leftover places that never even got good telephone copper wires. 

Washington colleges and universities are ramping up their offerings in cybersecurity, a field that's in such high demand that many jobs go unfilled.

The neighborhood-based social network has partnered with the federal weather agency to bring more up-to-date critical information to American neighborhoods.

The LEAD Commission wants senators to put a spotlight on E-rate when it puts the spotlight on FCC nominees in a hearing Wednesday. It wants the members of the Senate Communications Subcommittee to get FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to commit to supporting the E-rate program, which subsidizes high-speed broadband to schools and libraries.

During an emergency situation, cellular communications networks can become overcrowded, jammed up with too many calls and texts and Snapchats as loved ones attempt to reach each other. To address that concern, the State of Iowa announced Tuesday morning it would be among the first states in the country to opt into the FirstNet cell network, which gives priority in a crisis to police, fire and other emergency workers.

As we look back on the first half of 2017, we want to remind our customers to protect themselves from cyber threats. Staying cyber aware will give you a head start. Read more for a list of the top five security risks from ICN’s Security Bureau.

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