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Rick Ellrod’s Good Idea

Rick Ellrod, the Director of the Communications Policy and Regulatory Division of the Department of Cbale and Consumer Affairs for Fairfax County, Virginia had a good idea regarding the electricity generating tree (read more HERE). Add some tiny illuminations to light of the tree at night.

Here’s my take on Rick’s idea:

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A Power-Generating Faux Tree

For my friends in local government service, this should be on your radar. It’s on mine.

I find this design to be aesthetically compelling in an urban landscape.

For more see: www.newwind.fr (In French only, at least for now.)

AB57 Amended: First Baby Tooth Added

As I predicted in yesterday’s post, AB 57 was, in fact, amended to start adding teeth. The first tooth is a innocuous…adding a representative of the League of California Cities and a representative of the California State Association of Counties to the board of the California Broadband Council.

But in the best hide-the-ball tradition, the . . . → Read More: AB57 Amended: First Baby Tooth Added

AB57 Comes Alive – Local Wireless Siting Controls In California May be in Jeopardy

Bill Quirk’s, the California Assembly Member serving the 20th District has had a mysterious bill, AB 57, in the hopper since December 2, 2014. It appears that AB57 is the newest push by the wireless industry to move towards some level of wireless site deregulate regarding the location and installation of cell towers and cell . . . → Read More: AB57 Comes Alive – Local Wireless Siting Controls In California May be in Jeopardy

47 U.S.C. § 555a(a) Bars Fees Award Against City in California

From the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 5 regarding litigation by Charter Cable (Marcus Cable Associates) v. the City of Glendale, California:

As explained [in the decision], pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420 (section 2033.420), under certain circumstances, a party to a civil action that denies a pretrial request for . . . → Read More: 47 U.S.C. § 555a(a) Bars Fees Award Against City in California

HostedNumbers is Our Remote Telephone Number Provider

This is a bit off of my usual topics, but I think this is something that is likely to be of interest to many of you.

HostedNumbers is the telephone service provider we use to secure local telephone numbers in various area codes where we want a virtual local presence. This allows callers in those . . . → Read More: HostedNumbers is Our Remote Telephone Number Provider

6409(a): Montgomery County v. FCC

The first lawsuit against the FCC challenging the constitutionality of Section 6409(a) has been filed in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Montgomery County is suing the FCC.

Let the litigation begin. You can right click on the link below to download the entire compliant, but you can pretty much stop reading after the second . . . → Read More: 6409(a): Montgomery County v. FCC

Massive Metal in Meriden

This massive site is in Meriden, Connecticut. Verizon is the anchor at this site. Eeek!

T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

(Updated 1/21/15: see bottom)

This is a flash report on the Supreme Court decision announced today in T-Mobile v. Roswell penned by Justice Sotomayor. A detailed analysis will follow. For now, here is the Syllabus (not part of the decision) followed by a link to the 28-page decision. The big takeaway: A City need not . . . → Read More: T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

New FCC Wireless Rules Appear in Federal Register

As expected, the new FCC rules for wireless siting appeared in today’s Federal Register. I have attached them here as a PDF.

 

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According to the Federal Register, not all of the rules may become effective on the dates published in the notice. Some of the rules are still pending Office of . . . → Read More: New FCC Wireless Rules Appear in Federal Register

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