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Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

According to the Associated Press, the plan for a 200′ tall cell tower intended to live in a Ellisville, Mississippi cemetery has died.

Proposed by Cellular South, and agreed to by the Ellisville zoning board, the City Council of Ellisville killed the tower project due to citizen concerns.

No, I don’t know if the . . . → Read More: Cell Tower Dies in Cemetery

LightSquared Turning Into LightQuartered

LightSquared, based in Reston, Virginia, is a nascent provider of 4G services to wireless carriers. Or, they’d like to be. They are looking at some difficult times ahead in their initial roll-out.

The NTIA has expressed concern to the FCC that LightSquared will cause interference to GPS receivers, degrading or blocking location information for wireless . . . → Read More: LightSquared Turning Into LightQuartered

Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

March 3, 2011: 2 hour live teleconference 1 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Teleconference Highlights:

The wireless industry has built more than 250,000 cell sites in the United States in the past 20 years. But many more cell sites are needed as iPhones, iPads and the like strain existing . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases

Verizon’s iPHONE is here, sort of…

Today, as expected, Verizon announced the imminent availability of the super-duper Verizon iPhone.

(Pssssst….Don’t tell anyone, but…) The first generation of VZW iPhones won’t be able to access Verizon’s 4G-ish Long Term Evolution (“LTE”) network.

Essentially, the early adopters of Verizon’s iPhones will have a three-speed transmission.

Fast at three speeds?

Yeah, sort of, but . . . → Read More: Verizon’s iPHONE is here, sort of…

2011 Prediction: AT&T Data Network to Speed Up

I predict that AT&T’s data network will experience a noticeable increase in throughput speed throughout 2011. That’s great news for AT&T, and they can thank Verizon for helping to achieve that goal.

Of course, while AT&T struggles to deploy its LTE network, it’s goal of speeding its network will be aided in no small part . . . → Read More: 2011 Prediction: AT&T Data Network to Speed Up

Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.

US District Judge Richard Kopf has, again, set out the minimum ‘in writing’ and ‘substantial evidence’ standards for a Nebraska local government intending to deny a wireless site application.

On December 23, 2010, Judge Kopf granted a motion for summary judgment sought by Viaero Wireless to require the Village of Doniphan, Nebraska to issue the . . . → Read More: Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.

An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video

AT&T has a pending proposal to install a new tower overlooking Granite Lake, NH, about 15 miles east of Keene, NH. While it’s not a surprise that there is some community resistance, what is a surprise is the quality and effectiveness of this opposition video published by “Cucchicru” at YouTube. This is worth a bit . . . → Read More: An Interesting AT&T Cell Site Opposition Music Video

Clearwire to Present at Citi 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Clearwire’s CFO will, no doubt, have some important things to say about Clearwire’s UNCLEAR financial future when he presents next week at Citi’s 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Details below are from Clearwire’s press release. I’ll bet Sprint’s investment and finance people will be very interested in what’s said!

Clearwire to Present . . . → Read More: Clearwire to Present at Citi 21st Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference

MediaFlo FCC Licenses go to AT&T for LTE

AT&T and MediaFLO have signed an agreement for AT&T to purchase MediaFLO’s 700 MHz licenses. The sales price is reported to be nearly $1.93 billion.

AT&T will use the new bandwidth to supplement its LTE data offerings starting in 2011.

iPhone/iPad users should be jumping for joy as this will help take the pressure off . . . → Read More: MediaFlo FCC Licenses go to AT&T for LTE

Walnut Creek Opts for a Lessatorium

Last Wednesday, the City Council in Walnut Creek California decided against imposing a cell tower permitting moratorium. The original story is >>here<<.

Sometimes no ‘mor’ is ‘less.’ Sorry, it’s been one of those weeks.

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