NEWS: Ericsson and AERPAW collaborate on 5G drone research

Our AERPAW team equipped a custom drone with a connected camera and local compute capacity to monitor cattle grazing patterns. Footage from the remote field was streamed over a 5G connection enabled by an Ericsson base station and 5G NSA core.

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RESOURCE: New AV Playbook

In this new playbook US Ignite shares the lessons learned from the AV Shuttle pilot at Fort Carson.

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WELCOME: 7 Cities Partner with US Ignite

US Ignite will work with seven communities to maximize the impact of federal funding for broadband and smart city deployments.

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NEWS: Successful Demo of Intelligent Spectrum Sharing Tech

PAWR Program announced successful demonstration of Intelligent Spectrum Sharing technology developed by Zylinium Research in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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RESOURCE: Funding Opportunity Tool

We launched a free easy-to-use online tool to help communities navigate the growing number of federal funding opportunities.

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RESOURCE: CBRS What You Need to Know

This new guide outlines what communities need to know about CBRS networks and includes lessons learned by US Ignite Communities in real-world deployments.

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