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Site Planning

Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

According to the Associated Press, the plan for a 200′ tall cell tower intended to live in a Ellisville, Mississippi cemetery has died.

Proposed by Cellular South, and agreed to by the Ellisville zoning board, the City Council of Ellisville killed the tower project due to citizen concerns.

No, I don’t know if the . . . → Read More: Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

DAS

Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

March 3, 2011: 2 hour live teleconference 1 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Teleconference Highlights:

The wireless industry has built more than 250,000 cell sites in the United States in the past 20 years. But many more cell sites are needed as iPhones, iPads and the like strain existing . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

AT&T Wireless

An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video

AT&T has a pending proposal to install a new tower overlooking Granite Lake, NH, about 15 miles east of Keene, NH. While it’s not a surprise that there is some community resistance, what is a surprise is the quality and effectiveness of this opposition video published by “Cucchicru” at YouTube. This is worth a bit . . . → Read More: An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video

AT&T Wireless

DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

AT&T is feverishly deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks in large sports venues and shopping centers. Lately it has deployed DAS systems at:

Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (150 DAS nodes)

Boone Pickens Stadium (92 nodes)

Gallagher-Iba Arena (24 new nodes added to existing network)

Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, VA.

. . . → Read More: DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

Gallery

A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

Attention creative wireless site planners: A truly twisted cell tower has risen from a mesa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This uniquely designed multi-carrier cell tower constructed in the Mesa del Sol area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just south of the airport.

The architect for this site is Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.

This site isn’t quite . . . → Read More: A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

FCC

The FCC’s Shot Clock…Now a Game of Chicken

The FCC’s Shot Clock for siting decisions in wireless cases is turning out to be the bad idea that most governments expected it would be. Right now we’re seeing the first round of “Chicken” … The carriers are starting to demand siting decisions on cases because the Shot Clock rule entitles them to sue . . . → Read More: The FCC’s Shot Clock…Now a Game of Chicken

General

Protected: “Shot Through The Clock”

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General

Do Cell Towers Sneak into Neighborhoods in Disguise?

August 30, 2009: In a copyrighted story in The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California), reporter Jeff Horseman discusses how cell phone sites are are being hidden within clock towers, camouflaged mono-trees, and church steeples. This is a very informative and balanced article.

Jonathan is quoted throughout the story, titled “Cell phone towers sneaking in to Inland neighborhoods . . . → Read More: Do Cell Towers Sneak into Neighborhoods in Disguise?

Legal

Protected: Client Report: Important Deployment Update

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Clearwire

Let’s Be Clear About Clearwire

I recently posted a message to a list serve run by the League of California Cities aimed at local government planners. That posting has provoked a number of comments, universally positive from local government planners and attorneys. I did receive what might be called a negative response from a wireless industry siting agent.

I’ll let . . . → Read More: Let’s Be Clear About Clearwire