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Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (with additional data from WirelessEstimator.com), the Discovery Channel has it all wrong: The deadliest job in the U.S. isn’t fishing; it’s tower climbing.

As reported in the July 7, 2008 edition of RCR news, the top three deadliest jobs are:

#1 Tower erectors/climbers: 183.6 deaths per 100,000 (18 . . . → Read More: Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

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T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

T-Mobile, the wireless telephone carrier, has sourced a Bill carried by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles, 20th District) that would, during proclaimed emergencies or upon the declaration of an emergency by the President, allow wireless telecommunications carriers to enter onto public property and set up emergency re­placement cell sites for existing sites . . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

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VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

We’re pleased to be listed on VOIPNow.org‘s list of 100 Top Telecom Industry Blogs. They said,

Jonathan Kramer on Wireless Tower Siting: If any one blog really fits the “Niche” category, this is it. Kramer set this blog up over a decade ago because he knew “that government and private wireless planners are very visual . . . → Read More: VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

AT&T Wireless

DWW: The new offense, brought to you by AT&T and MediaFLO

Soon you’ll be able to speed down the highway who watching AT&T’s TV two-channel service on your mobile phone. Call it “Driving While Watching” (DWW).

“Gee, Judge, I really wanted to see the whole episode of Lost, so that’s why I accidentally hit that old lady crossing the street. Sure the light was red, but . . . → Read More: DWW: The new offense, brought to you by AT&T and MediaFLO

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Cell Siting News 2/25/2008

Taliban demand night-time cell tower shutdown Register – London,England,UK Reportedly the hardline Islamic militia believes that cell towers are being used to locate and track Taliban gunmen. The BBC quotes Taliban spokesman …

Concern over the amount of cell phone towers AM900 CHML – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada HAMILTON (AM900 CHML) – There’s . . . → Read More: Cell Siting News 2/25/2008

Cricket Wireless

Yes, the world really is getting FLATTER.

T-Mobile has jumped on the $99.99 flat-rate bandwagon.

Following Verizon’s and AT&T’s lead, T-Mobile has said:

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 19, 2007 – T-Mobile USA, Inc., announces today that it will offer consumers a plan that includes unlimited nationwide wireless calling and unlimited nationwide messaging for $99.99 per month. This offer will be available beginning Thursday, . . . → Read More: Yes, the world really is getting FLATTER.

AT&T Wireless

Apple iPhone Field Test Mode

You know you want it.

You know you need it.

Yeah, it’s the secret FIELD TEST menu buried deep inside your Apple iPhone. Once you reach the menu by ‘dialing’ the code *3001#12345#* and then pressing the send button, you find yourself facing the top level menu of the test mode.

The photo to . . . → Read More: Apple iPhone Field Test Mode

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Omnipoint v. Nashua, NH: Partial Goverment Victory

In a ruling in the case of OMNIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. CITY OF NASHUA and CITY OF NASHUA ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (Case No. 1-07-cv-00046PB, before Hon. Paul Barbadoro of the US District Court in the District of New Hampshire), the City has won it’s summary judgment motion.

From the Judge’s decision:

“Omnipoint Communications, Inc. . . . → Read More: Omnipoint v. Nashua, NH: Partial Goverment Victory

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Earthlink Shutters Municipal WiFi

Coming as no surprise to anyone who understands the true voodoo economics of municipal WiFi, Earthlink is shuttering its existing municipal WiFi networks.

From today’s RCR News:

EarthLink Inc. has officially shut down all operations related to its municipal Wi-Fi projects that hit the skids last summer. Making good on earlier promises, the company is . . . → Read More: Earthlink Shutters Municipal WiFi

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New Port Richey, FL opens government property, buildings to be cell sites

The opening lines of the Tampa Bay Online (The Tampa Tribune) story from February 7, 2008 tell it all:

NEW PORT RICHEY – It began as a discussion between city council members on limiting telecommunications towers within the city, but it ended up doing the exact opposite.

The city council Tuesday night approved the first . . . → Read More: New Port Richey, FL opens government property, buildings to be cell sites