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Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

August 5, 2010: Aleen Tomassian BS (Berkeley, ’10) joined the firm’s staff in July 2010 as Jonathan’s newest assistant.

Aleen Tomassian, BS

She steps in for Mr. Tripp May who is now on a three-year leave of absence to attend the University of San Diego Law School, and then to take the California Bar . . . → Read More: Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

Attention creative wireless site planners: A truly twisted cell tower has risen from a mesa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This uniquely designed multi-carrier cell tower constructed in the Mesa del Sol area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just south of the airport.

The architect for this site is Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.

This site isn’t quite . . . → Read More: A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

Verizon Changes Position: Please Hold the Wheel When Driving

Shortly after we contacted Verizon’s PR guy, Jeffrey Nelson and told him about Verizon’s shocking policy of advocating handsfree driving, the press release was, ah, amended in part.

While Verizon changed the body of its press release to make it clear that they don’t support handsfree driving, they still the same (and now contradictory) headline: . . . → Read More: Verizon Changes Position: Please Hold the Wheel When Driving

Verizon Urges You to Take Your Hands off the Wheel While Driving?!

In a shocking turn of events, Verizon Wireless is now advocating “hand-free driving.” In fact, according to Verizon Wireless’s Vice President and General Counsel Steven E. Zipperstein, “Since 2000, our record has been clear: we support hands-free driving laws.”

Now, I don’t believe that hand-free driving is a very good idea, and I suspect that . . . → Read More: Verizon Urges You to Take Your Hands off the Wheel While Driving?!

Elements of Wireless Design

In yet another in my occasional series of “elements of wireless design” I’d like to share with you an outstanding design developed by the City of Piedmont, California and T-Mobile.

Excellent T-Mobile Camo Site in Piedmont, California

The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents in the bell tower. The equipment is inside the . . . → Read More: Elements of Wireless Design

Many New Cell Site Images

I’ve been on a bit of a tear recently taking and adding new photos to the planner gallery. If you haven’t visited the gallery lately, please do stop by and take a look around.

You may CLICK HERE to visit the gallery, or you can click on that really big picture above this posting!

Jonathan

. . . → Read More: Many New Cell Site Images

Sprint v. Palos Verdes Estates: Dismissed with Prejudice

Sprint and the City of Palos Verdes Estates agreed to dismiss the federal court case which has run since 2004. Their motion to dismiss, with prejudice, was approved by the judge and the order was entered on March 30, 2010.

Note: I’ve been one of Palos Verdes Estates experts in this case for years. -jlk

The FCC’s Shot Clock…Now a Game of Chicken

The FCC’s Shot Clock for siting decisions in wireless cases is turning out to be the bad idea that most governments expected it would be. Right now we’re seeing the first round of “Chicken” … The carriers are starting to demand siting decisions on cases because the Shot Clock rule entitles them to sue . . . → Read More: The FCC’s Shot Clock…Now a Game of Chicken

New CALWA Video: “You Can’t Have One Without The Other”

April 8, 2010: The California Wireless Association (CALWA) has released a new video entitled, “You Can’t Have One Without The Other.” The video is a professionally produced 30 second spot, and very factual. To watch the video posted on YouTube, click on the image.

There’s no doubt that the Government’s YouTube response video–yet to be . . . → Read More: New CALWA Video: “You Can’t Have One Without The Other”

How to Spoil A New Mexico View

Here’s a gem of a cell tower that literally towers over an otherwise beautiful desert and mountain landscape along I-25 south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This tower is 150 feet tall, and completely towers over everything in the view of the drivers along this stretch of I-25. For those of you who . . . → Read More: How to Spoil A New Mexico View

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