Delivering Faster Broadband: A Note from Crown Castle

Kevin DeLouise, VP Regional Design & Construction - Crown Castle (a #MACoCon sponsor), discusses broadband. Today’s technologies are fueling the demand for data. There are more than 275 million smartphone users in the U.S., and over 180 million other connected devices, including fitness trackers and smart home devices. As a result, it is expected the average consumer will use about 22GB of wireless data per month by 2022 and 49GB per month by 2026. It…

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FCC Releases First Mobile Broadband Map

The Federal Communications Commission last week launched a new map detailing where the nation’s four largest mobile carriers provide voice and data service, part of a broader effort to improve broadband and internet service across the United States. The map shows AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and UScellular LTE voice and data coverage, giving consumers a way to search coverage by a specific address or geographic area. "Today’s new map represents progress in our efforts to implement the…

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Closing the Digital Divide at #MACoCon

If the pandemic taught us anything, it is that access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet is essential for all. An influx of federal and State funding is coming that can help make that a reality – if we can leverage those resources wisely. Closing the Digital Divide: Maryland Takes the Lead As Maryland launches its historic investment to boost broadband infrastructure and connectivity, county governments will be integral partners for ensuring access to reliable and…

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Conduit Street Podcast: Live from #MACoCon with Tanium

MACo’s Summer Conference will feature a live recording of the Conduit Street Podcast, featuring Tanium -- the endpoint management and security provider built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. The rapid shift to telework and growing reliance on digital platforms present new challenges for government IT systems. Cybercriminals are aggressively targeting state and local governments with sophisticated cyberattacks that jeopardize sensitive information, critical infrastructure, public safety, and the delivery of essential services. At the…

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Fortinet Unveils the Industry’s First High Performance Next-Generation Firewall

Fortinet Unveils the Industry’s First High Performance Next-Generation Firewall with Integrated Zero Trust Network Access and Ransomware Protection to Secure Hybrid Data Centers. Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can…

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Crown Castle Provides Protection Against DDoS Attacks

Crown Castle provides protection against DDoS attacks. Crown Castle works closely with community members, government officials and their customers to design and build solutions that meet their unique connectivity needs—from wireless coverage to smart city solutions to custom fiber optic networks. Their solutions are built with the future in mind. They play an important role in tomorrow's smarter, better-connected communities, while paving the way for new innovations in the way we live, work and stay safe.…

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Hogan Announces New Round of Initiatives to Bolster Cybersecurity

Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a slew of privacy initiatives and executive orders to bolster state and local cybersecurity efforts and protect sensitive data. The governor made the announcements at a cybersecurity summit in Annapolis. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor's summit brought together senior government officials, including leaders from the White House, Congress, the National Security Agency, the FBI, governors, academic leaders, and private sector experts. “Public officials have no higher…

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ITPartners+ to Present Solutions Showcase: The Evolving Face of Ransomware: Security Planning for Today’s Threats at #MACoCon

At this year’s MACo Summer Conference, ITPartners+ will be presenting a Solutions Showcase on ransomware security. From a father-son duo and a $300 investment in 2007 to a managed services provider with a national presence—ITPartners+ has seen a few changes through the years. But through it all we’ve been dedicated to doing what’s right, no matter how challenging it may be. Today ITPartners+ is still privately owned by Kevin Damghani and Jonathan Highman. Together they…

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NGEN Offers Cybersecurity and IT Services

NGEN offers cybersecurity and IT services along with much more. NGEN has over 27 years of experience serving businesses in the Washington DC metropolitan region. Through the years, they have garnered relationships with the leading technology providers in the industry including Microsoft, Dell, and HP, just to name a few.  Backed by the best in the business, their services have accumulated awards and accolades, which are a direct reflection of the quality of service we…

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