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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

Congratulations to CALWA, the California Wireless Association on 10 Years

The California Wireless Association (CALWA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. I am delighted.

As a ‘government guy’ you might ask why I care about the state’s wireless industry association. Well, as it happens, I was one of its very first members, believing then, and now, that bridges are better than gulfs. CALWA reached out . . . → Read More: Congratulations to CALWA, the California Wireless Association on 10 Years

Indoor iDAS and Wireless Site Permitting…Ducks are Ducks.

Do in-building distributed antenna systems (commonly called “iDAS”) fall in to the scope of a local government’s wireless regulatory process? As is often the case, the short answer is, ‘it depends.’

Depends? On what?!

Here are some things to consider:

Does the local government wireless regulation exclude wireless facilities build solely within a building? If . . . → Read More: Indoor iDAS and Wireless Site Permitting…Ducks are Ducks.

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