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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.

j

US Cellular v. Albion,ME: FCC Shot Clock Case

In what I suspect is one of the first FCC shot clock cases to be filed, now comes US Cellular v. Town of Albion, Maine.

In its amended complaint (which I have attached to this posting, below) US Cellular asserts that:

34. The Town’s failure to act on the Application “within a reasonable period of . . . → Read More: US Cellular v. Albion,ME: FCC Shot Clock Case

Walnut Creek, CA Ponders Siting Moratorium

On November 16th at 7:00 p.m. the City Council of the City of Walnut Creek will consider adopting a wireless moratorium while it considers creating a new wireless ordinance.

The City Council conducted a study session last Thursday to hear from the public. Carriers were present at the study session, but according to published reports . . . → Read More: Walnut Creek, CA Ponders Siting Moratorium

DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

AT&T is feverishly deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks in large sports venues and shopping centers. Lately it has deployed DAS systems at:

Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (150 DAS nodes)

Boone Pickens Stadium (92 nodes)

Gallagher-Iba Arena (24 new nodes added to existing network)

Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, VA.

. . . → Read More: DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

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