News of Note—US Cellular’s 5G plans; T-Mobile BOGO deals; EAS changes and more

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US Cellular views millimeter wave as hotspot spectrum. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> US Cellular CTO Mike Irizarry revealed the nation’s fifth-largest operator is gearing up for a new mmWave 5G trial as it maps out plans to deploy next generation technology. Mobile World Live article

> The FCC voted 3-1 to change how it handles consumer complaints, but questions over what those changes mean turned into a heated exchange among the agency’s commissioners. The Verge article

> A contractor who police say hit a gas line, causing an explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, was working on a fiber project for Verizon Wireless. WISC-TV article

> PCTeL has added several new fully sealed omnidirectional antennas to its wireless enterprise and small cell antenna offerings. Telecompaper article

> T-Mobile unveiled a new BOGO deal on flagship phones from LG and Samsung. Release

> The FCC announced that it will bolster the country’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to prevent unexpected false alarms, like the one that happened in Hawaii earlier this year. The Verge article

> FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel tweeted that the U.S. is falling behind a host of other nations on the road to 5G. Light Reading article

> San Francisco wants to build a high-speed network of its own that could compete with the likes of AT&T and Comcast. Washington Post article

> It’s premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as General Motors and Waymo, the U.S. government’s top auto safety official said. Bloomberg article