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Senate Bill 911: Would Require Mandatory Collocation

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

U.S. Senate Bill 911, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) would completely disrupt the process of rational tower siting for collocation purposes. Section 528(a) of S. 911 says, in relevant part:

SEC. 528. WIRELESS FACILITIES DEPLOYMENT.

(a) FACILITY MODIFICATIONS.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding section 704 of the . . . → Read More: Senate Bill 911: Would Require Mandatory Collocation

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San Mateo CA Grand Jury on Muni Cell Siting Policies

Last month, the Civil Grand Jury of the County of San Mateo, California released the results of its inquiry into municipal wireless siting matters.

The report, titled “Cell Towers: Public Opposition and Revenue Source” asked as its questions,

Do cities and the County of San Mateo (the County) have effective governing policies and/or ordinances for . . . → Read More: San Mateo CA Grand Jury on Muni Cell Siting Policies

AT&T Wireless

CPUC to Review AT&T&T Proposed Merger

The California Public Utilities Commission will launch an investigation into the pending AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The Commission, which is now populated by a majority of members appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will evaluate whether to propose conditions on the merger. The Commission will be taking public testimony, and moving its review along a fast track which . . . → Read More: CPUC to Review AT&T&T Proposed Merger

AGL Magazine

AGL Denver Conference

The AGL regional Conference in Denver was simply outstanding in content and value.

I’m not just saying that because I was a speaker. Frankly, I attend a fair number of conferences where there’s little new for me to learn, but not so at this event.

AGL is known for its down-to-earth approach for useful written . . . → Read More: AGL Denver Conference

AGL Magazine

AGL Denver Conference Update 8:50 AM MDT

Brian Allen, Business Development Manager – West, TowerCo says the average monthly revenue per cell site is about $52,000; Predicts that the number of tower sites will double over the next 9 years (to about 525,000), but growth could be substantially greater than that based on other published reports. Lots of outstanding industry stats. More . . . → Read More: AGL Denver Conference Update 8:50 AM MDT

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Tripp May is Back (for the Summer)

I’m very pleased to report that Tripp May has rejoined the Kramer Firm staff. Tripp just completed his 1L year at the University of San Diego Law School.

This Summer Tripp will be re-sharpening his telecom law and technology skills here on staff.

Susan Gov and I are glad that Tripp’s back!

Jonathan

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