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SB649 Unfunded Mandate; Not Equitable: CA Dept of Finance Opposes

The California Department of Finance quietly released its analysis report last week determining that SB 649 is likely to create a million dollar unfunded mandate, fails to cure basic wireless digital divide issues; and is fails to address important issues of community aesthetics.

If this bill is enacted and a test claim is filed with . . . → Read More: SB649 Unfunded Mandate; Not Equitable: CA Dept of Finance Opposes

Dr. Kramer Presents Local Government Opposition to SB 649 at Assembly Appropriations Committee

Dr. Jonathan Kramer

On August 23, I was the only local government representative permitted to speak at the Appropriations Committee hearing of the California Assembly in opposition to SB 649, the statewide wireless deregulation bill. The Chair allocated all of 2 minutes for opposition comments from local governments, and I was designated by the League of California Cities, . . . → Read More: Dr. Kramer Presents Local Government Opposition to SB 649 at Assembly Appropriations Committee

California SB 649: The “Wireless Industry Don’t Care About Small Cell Aesthetics” Legislation

The current version of SB 649, California’s ‘small cell’ Bill is still riddled with loopholes and contradictory language. Guess whether the public or the wireless industry benefits from Sen. Hueso’s Billion-Dollar gift of public property and funds to the shareholders of the various wireless companies? Go ahead…I’ll wait.

Okay, well that didn’t take you too . . . → Read More: California SB 649: The “Wireless Industry Don’t Care About Small Cell Aesthetics” Legislation

Mobilitie Upping its Design of Neighborhood Small Cells

I’m pleased (and frankly a bit surprised) to say that Mobilitie has come up with a small cell light-standard design that is much closer to reality, and likely within the range of a design that many jurisdictions will be willing to consider and approve.

Once I have designated deemed-complete design, I’ll share it with . . . → Read More: Mobilitie Upping its Design of Neighborhood Small Cells

First the IRS was after me…now it’s the FBI!

I must be a really bad person (well, perhaps to some wireless infrastructure companies…ahem).

First, the IRS was after me, now it’s the FBI.

Oh my…oh my…oh my!

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Oddly, when I called back and told the “agent” I was recording the call all I heard was <click>! How rude of them to hang up . . . → Read More: First the IRS was after me…now it’s the FBI!

A Bad Day In the Making For Mobilitie

I’m fairly sure that today will not be good for fine folks at Mobilitie in Newport Beach.

I’ve had a chance to preview various local government filings in the FCC wireless/wireline broadband proceedings. Those reply comments will be uploaded later today to the FCC’s ECFS. Mobilitie will likely raise as a ‘star’ in a number . . . → Read More: A Bad Day In the Making For Mobilitie

CA SB 649 Passes Out of Assembly Local Gov Committee 6 aye, 1 nay, 2 not voting

Today SB 649 as most recently amended by the author passed out of the California Assembly Local Government Committee on a 6-1-2 vote. If you’d like to listen to nearly 3 hours of hearings on the bill you can click below. Note that there is a few-minute-break about 30ish minutes in to the recording due . . . → Read More: CA SB 649 Passes Out of Assembly Local Gov Committee 6 aye, 1 nay, 2 not voting

SprintCasTrum?

Published reports late today have Sprint putting aside its merger talks with T-Mobile to focus on a potentially MUCH MORE IMPORTANT deal–one with Charter and Comcast (or is it Comcast and Charter). I’ve predicted a deal like this for years.

Why is a Sprint-MSOs deal more important than a deal with T-Mobile?

As I’ve said . . . → Read More: SprintCasTrum?

California SB 649: Newer Big Lies About Small Cells

When SB 649 was voted out of the California Senate on May 31, only a 3 or 4 Senators knew the contents of the Bill at that time, yet it secured passage on a 31 to 1 vote.

A couple of days ago, the drastically amended SB 649 was released back into public view in . . . → Read More: California SB 649: Newer Big Lies About Small Cells

SB649, the “Theft of the People’s Property by the Wireless Industry” Act, Passes CA Senate

Just before 9pm tonight, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 649. The Bill now moves on to the California Assembly. The vote was 31 aye and 1 nay (Sen. Glazer was the only one voting against the Bill).

If you’d like to listen in on a tad over 13 minutes of misrepresentations and double speak, . . . → Read More: SB649, the “Theft of the People’s Property by the Wireless Industry” Act, Passes CA Senate

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