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Wireless Tower Industry AGL Conference – Chicago: September 19

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Are you in the wireless tower industry? Are you a government employee dealing with wireless matters in your jurisdication? One of the most valuable (and amazingly cost-effective) wireless conferences you can attend are those put on by AGL Magazine. The next AGL day-long conference is in Chicago on September 19th.

 

 

The Chicago agenda . . . → Read More: Wireless Tower Industry AGL Conference – Chicago: September 19

Global Tower Partners On the Block

According to published reports flying today, Florida-based Global Tower Partners is on the block.

It looks like anyone with a spare $4B can snap up 16,000-ish sites around the world for an average of $250,000 per site.

If you have a lease with Global Tower Partners as your tenant, it is quite possible that the . . . → Read More: Global Tower Partners On the Block

Time Warner and CBS’s Reality Show: “How We Beat Up Your Viewers”

Their parents must be so very proud of them!

Time-Out Warner (Time Warner) and CBdisgeniouS (CBS) continue into Day 5 of their reality show,

“How We Beat Up Your Viewers.”

When this is over, which may not be until September when Football Season begins, the cable industry will be far worse off in . . . → Read More: Time Warner and CBS’s Reality Show: “How We Beat Up Your Viewers”

CBS is now CBdisingenuouS

CBdisingenuouS is my new name for CBS. Okay, I’m really disappointed with CBS. As part of the battle with Time Warner Cable, CBdisingenuouS has elected to block web views of its programming by Time Warner internet subscribers. If you subscribe to a different internet provider, you can get the CBS programming on line.

Time Warner . . . → Read More: CBS is now CBdisingenuouS

Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

The elusive and never-before photographed Mono-Scaffold wireless tower. Click to enlarge.

It is rare that I have the privilege of capturing a never-before documented wireless tower design. Yet fate has chosen to grace me by allowing me to find, in the wild, this most elusive of wireless tower designs…

…the Mono-Scaffold!

While hereto-now . . . → Read More: Rarer than the Loch Ness Monster: the Mono-Scaffold Wireless Tower!

Time Warner Cable and CBS – Now 24 Hours into the War

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This post is off topic, but as a current Time Warner Cable subscriber in Santa Monica, California; a former Warner Cable manager; and long term cable industry member, I want to speak up. Soap box, here I come…

Time Warner Cable and CBS are engaged in a game . . . → Read More: Time Warner Cable and CBS – Now 24 Hours into the War

3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions

T-Mobile’s National External Affairs (“NEA”) Newsletter is a monthly online publication aimed at T-Mobile’s outside siting professionals and others related to siting. NEA was kind enough to add me to their subscriber list.

What follows below is an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of T-Mobile’s National External Affairs’ Siting Newsletter. It describes T-Mobile’s . . . → Read More: 3rd Party Engineers, T-Mobile & Local Jurisdictions

Land Adjacent to a Cell Tower Lease: Worthless?

(Updated: July 29, 2013. I’ve had a lot of comments about this post, all positive, so I start highlighting similar one-sided provisions in future posts.)

I’ve seen wireless carriers attempt land grabs before through a cell tower lease, but a current incarnation is particular amusing.

Framed as an “Emergency 911 Service” provision (hey, that . . . → Read More: Land Adjacent to a Cell Tower Lease: Worthless?

AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

Well, as we all know by know, it turns out that T-Mobile would not feast on the insect. Rather, AT&T Wireless bit the Bug. Yum!

Cricket will go to AT&T, but that’s a bit of a misstatement. This deal has nothing to do about acquiring cell sites. This deal has nothing to do about keeping . . . → Read More: AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer

For those of you who write cell tower leases to protect site landlords, I’m sure you will be interested in a feature scholarly article that I had the privilege of co-authoring with Christina (Chris) Sansone of the Sansone Law Firm.

Titled, “What Landlords Should Know About Cell Site Leasing” and published in the current . . . → Read More: Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer