May 9, 2019, 5am PDT
The implementation of 5G Internet infrastructure raises fundamental questions about how private companies operate in the public realm. Don't expect easy answers.
July 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The rollout of "5G" wireless Internet technology was already creating political controversy in local cities and communities. Then the California State Legislature proposed a bill that would streamline the approval process for 5G installations.
December 31, 2015, 8am PST
Chicago, with funding from the four major wireless carriers, has achieved a major amenity for transit users: 4G internet service along 22 miles of subway tracks in the CTA system.
July 18, 2011, 12pm PDT
As the desire for wireless internet increases, some public parks are finding that Wi-Fi networks are becoming a new and important amenity.
June 13, 2011, 6am PDT
Anthony Townsend comments on a recent study that is wary of wireless access in public spaces. He says the study has an outdated understanding of how people use spaces today.
November 24, 2009, 5am PST
San Antonio is wrapping up a month-long experiment that has offered free Wi-Fi internet access on some of its buses.