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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

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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.

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AGL Magazine San Francisco Wireless Conference

Above Ground Level (AGL) Magazine is sponsoring a one day regional conference in San Francisco on December 3, 2010. The very interesting topics are listed below, including the session I’m leading, “How to Influence the Adoption of ‘Good’ Wireless Ordinances.”

7:00 am – 8:00am Continental Networking Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:15am 4G, Whitespace, Pico Cells, . . . → Read More: AGL Magazine San Francisco Wireless Conference

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RIP 800-Goog-411

Google is ‘hanging up’ on its excellent 800-Goog-411 interactive 411 service. Google started the service three years ago, and it officially shutters on November 11, 2010. That’s too bad, because it could (should) have been wildly successful given that (a) it was free to the consumers, other than air-time, and (b) it offered various ways . . . → Read More: RIP 800-Goog-411

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CTIA’s Worst Fear: Point-of-Sale Access to Consumer Information

The Cellular Telephone Industry Association (the CTIA) sued the City and County of San Francisco on July 23, 2010 in an attempt to overturn the City’s new ordinance requiring disclosure of the “Specific Absorption Rate” (SAR) data. The Ordinance is titled the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know Ordinance” (Ordinance No. 155-10).

So what is a SAR, anyway?

. . . → Read More: CTIA’s Worst Fear: Point-of-Sale Access to Consumer Information

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Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

August 5, 2010: Aleen Tomassian BS (Berkeley, ’10) joined the firm’s staff in July 2010 as Jonathan’s newest assistant.

Aleen Tomassian, BS

She steps in for Mr. Tripp May who is now on a three-year leave of absence to attend the University of San Diego Law School, and then to take the California Bar . . . → Read More: Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

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How to Spoil A New Mexico View

Here’s a gem of a cell tower that literally towers over an otherwise beautiful desert and mountain landscape along I-25 south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This tower is 150 feet tall, and completely towers over everything in the view of the drivers along this stretch of I-25. For those of you who . . . → Read More: How to Spoil A New Mexico View

California Wireless Association

California Wireless Association News

CalWa, the California Wireless Association, has just released their end-of-year newsletter. This is always an interesting read because it provides a good insight into California-based views of regulation, deployment and the like.

The current issue features stories on teh FCC Shot Clock; the Sprint v. Palos Verdes Estates case; the good public service work done . . . → Read More: California Wireless Association News

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Permitting A Snowman (A Zoning View)

Thanks to Julian Quattlebaum III of the Channel Law Group for sending this along!

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Protected: “Shot Through The Clock”

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