Cruizo Works With Three California Counties to Build Fiber Network

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 – Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties want $43 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration fund for high-speed internet.

$12 million in matching or in-kind contributions have already been promised to build about 312 miles of broadband fiber from downtown Santa Cruz into rural parts of Monterey and San Benito County. Continue reading

Verizon considers licensing LTE spectrum to rural carriers

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is in discussions with a number of rural wireless carriers to license them its 700 MHZ LTE spectrum, in a bid to expand the reach of its LTE network.

Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam made the disclosure in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The deals, which have not yet been finalized, would grant the carriers access to spectrum that Verizon paid close to $10 billion for in 2008 via the FCC’s 700 MHz auction.

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