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Site Planning

Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

According to the Associated Press, the plan for a 200′ tall cell tower intended to live in a Ellisville, Mississippi cemetery has died.

Proposed by Cellular South, and agreed to by the Ellisville zoning board, the City Council of Ellisville killed the tower project due to citizen concerns.

No, I don’t know if the . . . → Read More: Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

GPS Interference

LightSquared Turning Into LightQuartered

LightSquared, based in Reston, Virginia, is a nascent provider of 4G services to wireless carriers. Or, they’d like to be. They are looking at some difficult times ahead in their initial roll-out.

The NTIA has expressed concern to the FCC that LightSquared will cause interference to GPS receivers, degrading or blocking location information for wireless . . . → Read More: LightSquared Turning Into LightQuartered

DAS

Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

March 3, 2011: 2 hour live teleconference 1 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Teleconference Highlights:

The wireless industry has built more than 250,000 cell sites in the United States in the past 20 years. But many more cell sites are needed as iPhones, iPads and the like strain existing . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

iPhone

Verizon’s iPHONE is here, sort of…

Today, as expected, Verizon announced the imminent availability of the super-duper Verizon iPhone.

(Pssssst….Don’t tell anyone, but…) The first generation of VZW iPhones won’t be able to access Verizon’s 4G-ish Long Term Evolution (“LTE”) network.

Essentially, the early adopters of Verizon’s iPhones will have a three-speed transmission.

Fast at three speeds?

Yeah, sort of, but . . . → Read More: Verizon’s iPHONE is here, sort of…

AT&T Wireless

2011 Prediction: AT&T Data Network to Speed Up

I predict that AT&T’s data network will experience a noticeable increase in throughput speed throughout 2011. That’s great news for AT&T, and they can thank Verizon for helping to achieve that goal.

Of course, while AT&T struggles to deploy its LTE network, it’s goal of speeding its network will be aided in no small part . . . → Read More: 2011 Prediction: AT&T Data Network to Speed Up

General

Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.

US District Judge Richard Kopf has, again, set out the minimum ‘in writing’ and ‘substantial evidence’ standards for a Nebraska local government intending to deny a wireless site application.

On December 23, 2010, Judge Kopf granted a motion for summary judgment sought by Viaero Wireless to require the Village of Doniphan, Nebraska to issue the . . . → Read More: Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.

AT&T Wireless

An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video

AT&T has a pending proposal to install a new tower overlooking Granite Lake, NH, about 15 miles east of Keene, NH. While it’s not a surprise that there is some community resistance, what is a surprise is the quality and effectiveness of this opposition video published by “Cucchicru” at YouTube. This is worth a bit . . . → Read More: An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video