News of Note—Verizon’s expanded Boston deal; Foxconn’s reported cost-cutting moves and more

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Verizon is deepening its network infrastructure relationship with the city of Boston. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Verizon is deepening its network infrastructure relationship with the city of Boston, with an updated 10-year agreement that touches on everything from small cell deployments to the carrier’s presence in the city and digital equity. RCR Wireless story

> Foxconn is reportedly planning to cut operational costs by $2.9 billion following a "very difficult and competitive year." ZD Net article

> The FCC is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps in a move that would require faster internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. Ars Technica article

> Keysight Technologies announced it has extended its collaboration with China Telecom to accelerate commercial deployment of 5G technology. RCR Wireless story

> Cisco recently filed SEC documents specifying the compensation of its top executives. SDxCentral article

> Google has made its Google Assistant app for iOS devices compatible with Siri shortcuts. Phone Scoop article

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