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Cell Co. to Potential Landlord: Use an Attorney and You’ll Regret It.

I’m simply amazed by many of the tactics used by wireless carrier agents (and therefore condoned by the carrier masters).

Most recently, carrier agents for several big wireless carriers have starting telling potential cell site landlords that if those potential landlords retain the services of outside counsel to help negotiate the lease, there will be . . . → Read More: Cell Co. to Potential Landlord: Use an Attorney and You’ll Regret It.

Sean Scully Comes Back to the Government Side

Sean Scully, late of the wireless industry and the California Wireless Association, rejoins the local government side of planning. . . . → Read More: Sean Scully Comes Back to the Government Side

AB 57 As It Will Be Presented to Gov. Brown

Here is the text of AB 57 headed to Gov. Brown. I’ve added indentation formatting to make it easier to read:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 65964.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65964.1.

(a) A collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications . . . → Read More: AB 57 As It Will Be Presented to Gov. Brown

AB 57 Likely To Become Law, Then What?

Today, the California Assembly passed AB 57 as amended by the State Senate. This means that the Bill now moves on to Gov. Brown for his signature. It’s unlikely Gov. Brown will spend the political capital to veto the Bill, but there’s always hope.

Assuming AB 57 is enrolled, we’ll have to wait for the . . . → Read More: AB 57 Likely To Become Law, Then What?

AB57 Muddled Even More: Fire Station Carve-out

Yesterday, August 18th, AB 57 was amended by the authors, Verizon and AT&T Assembly Member Bill Quirk adding two new sections, and modifying one existing section.

First, prior language in the Bill that connected it to the FCC Shot Clock Report and Order was monkeyed-with so that if the FCC changes it shot clock rules, . . . → Read More: AB57 Muddled Even More: Fire Station Carve-out

AT&T popping new large DAS sites

I’ll finish this point on August 17. Stay tuned!

Look out Dish, T-Mobile Might Have A Better Suitor

Word is that Comcast may make a run to marry T-Mobile, and beat out Dish to the alter.

It is nothing less than brilliant for Comcast AND T-Mobile. Local governments will have a less favorable view.

Comcast finally gets the quad-play in house, and T-Mobile almost overnight solves its coverage problems in Comcast’s footprint. Comcast . . . → Read More: Look out Dish, T-Mobile Might Have A Better Suitor

CTIA Sues City of Berkeley Over POS RF Warning Ordinance

In a move surprising no one who has studied history or the CTIA v. San Francisco case from July, 2010, CTIA, one of the two main wireless industry trade associations, has sued the City of Berkeley over its ordinance titled, “REQUIRING NOTICE CONCERNING RADIO FREQUENCY EXPOSURE OF CELL PHONES.”

The ordinance, codified at Chapter 9.96 . . . → Read More: CTIA Sues City of Berkeley Over POS RF Warning Ordinance

T-Mobile + Dish = Tish!

How could I not have spotted the name before now!

T-Dish? Mobile-D? Deep Dish Pizza?

Word on the street is that T-Mobile and Dish are talking merger. Dish has lots of bandwidth but in the wrong direction. T-Mobile has, well… it’s pink. And T-Mobile is likely to still have some of the Post-AT&T money. And it has some bandwidth. And it’s pink.

Actually might be a very interesting combination.

jlk

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