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Sucker Deals: Part 1 – The Cell Site Lease Illusory Rent Guarantee

This will be the first in an occasional series of of posting describing Sucker Deals offered by wireless companies to their site landlords in connection with cell site lases. Through these postings, I hope that you will gain insights into the sucker punches thrown at landlords by carriers and tower companies. Hopefully, you will learn . . . → Read More: Sucker Deals: Part 1 – The Cell Site Lease Illusory Rent Guarantee

General

Smart People at Smartlink

Yesterday, June 24, Tripp May, Michael Johnston, and I lectured to about 60 team members of Smartlink, a major site acquisition firm. Smartly, Smartlink conducts ongoing training of its professional staff via its ‘Smartlink University’ program. Even smarter, we were asked by Smartlink to provide guidance to their staff in multiple locations around the country . . . → Read More: Smart People at Smartlink

AB2788

California Assembly Bill 2788 is DEAD

I’m very pleased to report that Assembly Bill 2788 (AB2788) is DEAD. Assembly Member Mike Gatto pulled AB 2788 this afternoon. When I say it’s dead, it is NOT being converted to a 2-year bill. It’s simply dead. Many, many community activists, mayors, council-members, supervisors, and local government staff all have worked to kill the . . . → Read More: California Assembly Bill 2788 is DEAD

AB2788

AB2788 Webinar for Local Governments June 27 at 10:00

Tripp May and I are hosting an hour-long webinar dissecting the layers and ramifications of AB2788. The webinar, which we are hosting at no charge to participants, will include strategies and talking points of ways local governments can rally to work together against this massive land grab by the wireless industry.

Burbank and Glendale, this . . . → Read More: AB2788 Webinar for Local Governments June 27 at 10:00

AB2788

A Massive Land Grab by Wireless Hits California Legislature

Assembly Member Mike Gatto

The elected official, along with his wireless industry patrons, who Wants to Put A Cell Tower in Your Front Yard WITHOUT Any Local Government Discretionary or Aesthetic Review.

 

Assembly member Mike Gatto introduced legislation on June 13 on behalf of his wireless industry patrons that would . . . → Read More: A Massive Land Grab by Wireless Hits California Legislature

Google Loon

Google Loon Now Flying

Last Friday morning, Google launched its latest flying Internet platform, a Google Loon from Winnemucca, Nevada. The balloon (hence the name, “Google Loon”) rose quickly to an altitude of about 12 miles, and has drifted to north to the Canadian border, then northeast over Canada at an average speed of less than 20 kts/hr.. Right . . . → Read More: Google Loon Now Flying

Mobilitie

Another L.A. Mobilitie Site Goes Up-ish

Mobilitie has built another new site in Los Angeles. This time it’s on Western Avenue just north of Hollywood Boulevard. I’ve added a few more than 40 new photos of this site in the Mobilitie section at CellTowerPhotos.com.

Truly a thing of beauty, not. Mobilitie on Western Ave. just north of Hollywood Blvd. Photo . . . → Read More: Another L.A. Mobilitie Site Goes Up-ish

Crown Castle

Welcome Back, Stephen Garcia

I’m pleased to report that the night-before-last, Stephen Garcia presented on behalf of Crown Castle at Palos Verdes Estates at a joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting. This is the first time I’ve seen him in person since his recent health issues. He did a fine job, even though he is still recovering.

Well done, Stephen.

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Mobilitie

Wall Street Journal on the Mobilitie Build for Sprint

(June 8, 2016) Today the Wall Street Journal is running an article titled, “Sprint’s Wireless Fix: More Telephone Poles” by Ryan Knutson. The subhead is, “Plan to improved network delayed as communities struggle with the unusual antenna requests.” The article describes Mobilitie’s troubled start building the next Sprint network, including putting in facilities without benefit . . . → Read More: Wall Street Journal on the Mobilitie Build for Sprint

Mobilitie

National Conference Call on Mobilitie Scheduled 6/21

This is a hold-the-date announcement that there will be a national government-side conference call regarding Mobilitie scheduled for June 21st at 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. More details to follow in just a couple of days, but you’re going to want to have your planning and public works people on this call.

(I might happen to . . . → Read More: National Conference Call on Mobilitie Scheduled 6/21

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