News of Note—Emergency alerts; AT&T's military discounts; Verizon's 5G performance and more

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The U.S. government will conduct a nationwide test of the emergency alert broadcast system via text messages today. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we're chasing today:

> The U.S. government will conduct a nationwide test of the emergency alert broadcast system via text messages today. Boston Globe article

> AT&T is offering a 25% discount to members of the military, following the lead of companies like T-Mobile and Sprint. Release

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> According to initial tests from Signals Research Group, Verizon's new 5G Home service, powered by millimeter-wave transmissions in the company's 28 GHz spectrum, shows that wireless operations in those bands can provide fast and reliable services. RCR article

> Some fixed wireless customers of NBN in Australia use more than 1 TB per month of data. ZDNet article

> AT&T's CEO called on Congress to pass consumer privacy legislation. Hollywood Reporter article

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