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Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

AB 162 will try to re-emerge in January 2014. Let’s take the time now to continue to educate our electeds.

Now that Assembly Bill 162 has been removed from California’s legislative agenda for 2013, it’s vital that we remember that the Bill is not dead; it is merely awaiting a rebirth in some form . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

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Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014

Hot news just in: AB 162 has been pulled from this year’s legislative calender.

This means that the Bill will not come up for consideration until at least next January.

Many people; many local associations; and many local governments have been instrumental in achieving this result, and they all deserve thanks.

This, however, is not . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014

Assembly Bill 162

Amended Assembly Bill 162 To Be Heard May 1

Assembly Bill 162, as amended on 4/23 (see my post here about those awful amendments) has been re-referred to the Assembly’s Local Government Committee. It will be heard on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

It is vital that your views on AB 162 be communicated to your electeds before the hearing.

For local governments, formal opposition . . . → Read More: Amended Assembly Bill 162 To Be Heard May 1

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Assembly Bill 162 Wireless Bill Amended – Analysis

Assembly Bill 162, The Wireless Collocation Bill, Amended by its Author –

BILL IS NOW FAR WORSE FOR THE PUBLIC AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

[Updated 4/24/13 7:28 p.m. – Added link to PDF version of this analysis. See link at bottom of this page]

As a reminder, on March 21, 2013, Assembly Bill . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 Wireless Bill Amended – Analysis

Financial

T-Mobile MetroPCS Deal Done – Closing on May 1

MetroPCS’s shareholders approved the merger with T-Mobile. The deal is sealed, and should close within the next 7 days.

For (1) most MetroPCS cell site landlords, (2) a few T-Mobile landlords, and (3) likely all landlords with a MetroPCS and T-Mobile lease atthe same site, you should start planning for the early termination of a . . . → Read More: T-Mobile MetroPCS Deal Done – Closing on May 1

Assembly Bill 162

A.B. 162 Amended: Now Much Worse

(Update 11:52 a.m. Okay, I underestimated the time it takes to filter through and write up how bad the amendment to AB 162 really is in impact. I’m currently working on a photo sim for my post. I’ll try and have this done by 1 p.m. today.)

(UPDATE: 11:01 a.m.: I’m still working on my . . . → Read More: A.B. 162 Amended: Now Much Worse

Dish

Dish Offers $25.5B to buy Sprint: ‘You can hear a satellite drop.’

Breaking new: Dish Network offers $25.5 B to buy Sprint. This is a counter to Japan’s Softbankl offer of $20.1 B to buy 70% of Sprint. This effectively puts Clearwire back in play, too.

Don’t you love it when the game gets exciting? Yeah, me too!

More to follow.

. . . → Read More: Dish Offers $25.5B to buy Sprint: ‘You can hear a satellite drop.’

Assembly Bill 162

AB 162 Scheduled for First Assembly Committee Hearing

AB 162, called the “Broadband Improvement Act” by its author, and which I’ve re-dubbed as the “Wireless Industry Public Exclusion Act” (the WIPE Act), has just been scheduled for its first Assembly Committee hearing.

The Bill will be heard by the Local Government Committee on May 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in State Capitol Room . . . → Read More: AB 162 Scheduled for First Assembly Committee Hearing

General

New Mexico Bar Exam Results

I passed the NM Bar Exam!

I’m verrrrrry pleased to announce that I received word a couple of hours ago that I passed the New Mexico Bar Exam, and that I’ll be admitted to that Bar on April 30th.

Did I mention that I’m verrrrrrry pleased?

Yes, I am verrrrry pleased!

Jonathan

 

. . . → Read More: New Mexico Bar Exam Results

FCC

FCC Formally Revisits RF Emissions Standards

The FCC has released its “FIRST REPORT AND ORDER FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING AND NOTICE OF INQUIRY in a proceeding that will reshape the Commission’s RF emissions safety standards. The current standards were adopted after the 1996 Telecom Act. The Commission revisits its rules now largely prompted by the GAO.

I suspect the . . . → Read More: FCC Formally Revisits RF Emissions Standards