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New “833” Toll Free Numbers Start 4/22/17

The latest toll free number prefix, 833 goes live on April 22, 2017. 833 numbers will work just like 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, and 844 toll free numbers.

We use several toll free numbers to distinguish us from other telecom firms. One of our primary toll free numbers is “855-CellSite.” We also use other . . . → Read More: New “833” Toll Free Numbers Start 4/22/17

I Am Going to be Arrested by the IRS!

Yesterday, March 2, I received a voicemail of a robocall from the “IRS” demanding I call them back about my “fraud and misconduct” on my tax returns. Gasp! I was just shocked…shocked, I tell you!

Well, being the good, law-abiding citizen of these here United States, I immediately called-back the phone number left for me . . . → Read More: I Am Going to be Arrested by the IRS!

Bad Night for Mobilitie in Denison, Texas

According to published reports in the Herald Democrat newspaper, Mobilitie lost twice last night at the Denison, Texas Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals. The Board ruled that Mobilitie lacked proper City authorizations and permits when it constructed two poles in Denison’s right of way late last December.

The HD article is well worth reading . . . → Read More: Bad Night for Mobilitie in Denison, Texas

Birds on Blue: A Public Art Cell Site

3D birds soar in Birds on Blue

I am a sucker for the marriage of cell sites and public art, as brought to life in “Birds on Blue” in San Diego.

Birds on Blue: A public art cell site in San Diego.

This cell site, the product of a collaboration of artists Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel, was brought to life . . . → Read More: Birds on Blue: A Public Art Cell Site

California SB649: The Next Wireless Industry Bill

Yesterday, the expected (first?) wireless industry Bill, SB649 was dropped into the California Senate hopper on Friday, February 17, 2017. This Bill appears to be a small change to existing law to define small cells and include them in existing state law provisions. Of course, it would come as no surprise to find the Bill . . . → Read More: California SB649: The Next Wireless Industry Bill

WirelessEstimator.com on Mobilitie

WirelessEstimator.com picked up on my post from yesterday about how the Mobilitie hides the ball regarding its proposed pole heights. In fact, they illustrated their illuminating article with a great graphic:

Sweet!

Go read their interesting and informative article, which expands on my comments, by clicking here.

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. . . → Read More: WirelessEstimator.com on Mobilitie

How a Key Mobilitie Graphic Spins a Not-so-Tall Tale

This post is part of my contribution to the ongoing public policy debate and discussions regarding the current Mobilitie build for Sprint. Mobilitie has developed the illustration shown in Figure 1, below, apparently as a way to show local governments and the public Mobilitie’s various pole configurations in at least block form. Most recently, a . . . → Read More: How a Key Mobilitie Graphic Spins a Not-so-Tall Tale

FCC to form Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Press release from the FCC Chairman on 1/31/2017 regarding a new Advisory Committee:

STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI

Re: Formation of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC)

Last September, I proposed what I called a Digital Empowerment Agenda—a blueprint of policies that would accelerate the deployment of high-speed Internet access, or broadband, . . . → Read More: FCC to form Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Verizon Buying Comcast? Good idea, sort of.

Rumors are circulating that Verizon is considering buying Comcast. Largely ignoring the horrible public policy and anti-competitive issues, the deal would make sense from various technology standpoints.

Consider:

Comcast runs one of the largest Wi-Fi networks in the U.S. Verizon needs Wi-Fi as a critical element of offloading traffic from its cellular/PCS/AWS networks. Cellular nodes, . . . → Read More: Verizon Buying Comcast? Good idea, sort of.

LPTV/Translators/NAB v. FCC/Microsoft/Google

Today’s San Francisco Chronicle features an interesting story about the tension between LPTV broadcasters and TV translator operators verus an FCC push to clear some TV channels for a new national WiFi-type of service. On one side are the NAB, LPTV braocasters, and TV translators. On the other side are an odd alliance of Microsoft . . . → Read More: LPTV/Translators/NAB v. FCC/Microsoft/Google

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