In The News10.01.2023

Hartford Courant Article Highlights Retired Judge Robert L. Holzberg's Role in CT 5G Technology Mediation

Hartford Courant

Hartford will be one of the first Connecticut cities with 5G technology, after several years of litigation and negotiations over how to implement it. 

The Hartford Courant reported that Retired Judge Robert L. Holzberg, chair of Pullman & Comley’s ADR practice, was selected by Governor Ned Lamont to act as a mediator between the large carriers including AT&T and Verizon and several cities including Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven and Stamford, and after more than a year of mediation, a final agreement establishing ground rules for the placement of the technology was recently reached.  On Monday, September 25, the Courant noted, the City Council passed an agreement authorizing the deployment of approximately 7 wireless 5G facilities on city-owned telephone poles.

The goal is for the technology, with its higher-speed internet service and better connectivity, to foster economic development.  “The transformative capabilities of 5G technology – including ultra-high-speed data transmission and exceptional network reliability – can foster job creation, help bridge the digital divides, and solidify cities as dynamic hubs of technological progress and economic activity,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

To read the full article, please visit the Hartford Courant website.


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