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Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

The elusive and never-before photographed Mono-Scaffold wireless tower. Click to enlarge.

It is rare that I have the privilege of capturing a never-before documented wireless tower design. Yet fate has chosen to grace me by allowing me to find, in the wild, this most elusive of wireless tower designs…

…the Mono-Scaffold!

While hereto-now . . . → Read More: Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

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3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions

T-Mobile’s National External Affairs (“NEA”) Newsletter is a monthly online publication aimed at T-Mobile’s outside siting professionals and others related to siting. NEA was kind enough to add me to their subscriber list.

What follows below is an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of T-Mobile’s National External Affairs’ Siting Newsletter. It describes T-Mobile’s . . . → Read More: 3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions

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Land Adjacent to a Cell Tower Lease: Worthless?

(Updated: July 29, 2013. I’ve had a lot of comments about this post, all positive, so I start highlighting similar one-sided provisions in future posts.)

I’ve seen wireless carriers attempt land grabs before through a cell tower lease, but a current incarnation is particular amusing.

Framed as an “Emergency 911 Service” provision (hey, that . . . → Read More: Land Adjacent to a Cell Tower Lease: Worthless?

AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

Well, as we all know by know, it turns out that T-Mobile would not feast on the insect. Rather, AT&T Wireless bit the Bug. Yum!

Cricket will go to AT&T, but that’s a bit of a misstatement. This deal has nothing to do about acquiring cell sites. This deal has nothing to do about keeping . . . → Read More: AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

California Real Property Journal

Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer

For those of you who write cell tower leases to protect site landlords, I’m sure you will be interested in a feature scholarly article that I had the privilege of co-authoring with Christina (Chris) Sansone of the Sansone Law Firm.

Titled, “What Landlords Should Know About Cell Site Leasing” and published in the current . . . → Read More: Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer

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T-Mobile’s Clever Way to Camo a Polish Cell Site

What better way for T-Mobile to promote its wireless service than to turn a cell site into a billboard advertisement for T-Mobile’s wireless service. It’s kind of a ‘two-fer.’

This billboard/cell site is located west of the Morawica area of Poland, just west of John Paul II International Airport (the Krakow, Poland Airport) on E462.

. . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s Clever Way to Camo a Polish Cell Site

Clearwire

Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen

Perhaps the new corporate logo? Not if Sprint has its way in court. (Yeah, this logo is my parody.)

Sprint today filed suit in the Court of Chancery in Delaware to block the sale of Clearwire to to Dish Network. The 45-page verified complaint aims to not only stop the sale, but to . . . → Read More: Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen

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AT&T’s “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrasturcture Act” in Missouri

Missouri Coat of Arms

Salus AT&T suprema lex esto

The latest attempt by the wireless industry, and specifically AT&T, to bypass any rational zoning process, is in Missouri.

House Bill 331, “[t]o repeal sections 67.1830, 67.1836, 67.1838, 67.1842, 392.415, 392.420, and 392.461, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-two new sections relating . . . → Read More: AT&T’s “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrasturcture Act” in Missouri

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Jonathan Awarded LL.M IT/Telecom Law Degree

 

I’m very pleased to share with all of you, my friends, that I have received the attached letter confirming my award of a Masters of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law degree.

This marks the culmination of my legal studies with Strathclyde University School of Law in Glasgow.

To earn my degree, I . . . → Read More: Jonathan Awarded LL.M IT/Telecom Law Degree

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Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts

John Pestle and I will once again be presenting our very popular program, Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts. If you read through this entire post, you’ll find out how to get 20% off the registration fee!

This live-via-the-web program, presented through Lorman Education Services, will be presented twice in June: First . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts