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Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (with additional data from WirelessEstimator.com), the Discovery Channel has it all wrong: The deadliest job in the U.S. isn’t fishing; it’s tower climbing.

As reported in the July 7, 2008 edition of RCR news, the top three deadliest jobs are:

#1 Tower erectors/climbers: 183.6 deaths per 100,000 (18 . . . → Read More: Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

Does your cell phone give away your location?

That’s a common question, and the simple answer is, ‘sometimes yes; sometime no.’

Cell phones regularly transmit update information back to the mobile telephone switching office (MTSO). This data is sent when you turn on your phone, at regular intervals while the phone is turned on but not in use, and when you turn off . . . → Read More: Does your cell phone give away your location?

We’ll Leave the Lights On For You, but WiFi Will Cost

Motel 6 will may be keeping the lights on for you, but Internet connectivity from their hotels will cost you extra.

AT&T has entered into a contract with Motel 6 to provide managed Internet services. It’s likely what the PR-speak (below) actually means is that AT&T will provide connectivity to the hotels so that . . . → Read More: We’ll Leave the Lights On For You, but WiFi Will Cost

Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design

And now, another entry into Kramer’s “Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design.” T-Mobile constructed a wireless site at a church in Milton, Mass. The antennas are installed so that they are visible in the church’s tower. The photo here, taken by my colleague, Claude shows the antenna as visibly installed, and then I’ve overlaid a . . . → Read More: Elements of Bad Wireless Site Design

New California Wireless Bill is DEAD

As first discussed in THIS POST, T-Mobile wanted to fling open the doors to public property for temporary cell sites during/after certain emergencies. The bill was as drafted and later modified was riddled with problems and inconsistencies, and would have damaged Homeland Security.

I’m pleased to report that last week, SB 1252 was gutted by . . . → Read More: New California Wireless Bill is DEAD

Horse Manure Posting of the Week

Two Billion may suffer from cell phone cancers by 2020. Or maybe not. Or maybe it’ll be cancer induced by space aliens. Or maybe not. Or maybe it’ll be global warming, or global cooling, or…

Click here to read the horse manure posting of the week.

jlk

T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

T-Mobile, the wireless telephone carrier, has sourced a Bill carried by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles, 20th District) that would, during proclaimed emergencies or upon the declaration of an emergency by the President, allow wireless telecommunications carriers to enter onto public property and set up emergency re­placement cell sites for existing sites . . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s New Bill in California

VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

We’re pleased to be listed on VOIPNow.org‘s list of 100 Top Telecom Industry Blogs. They said,

Jonathan Kramer on Wireless Tower Siting: If any one blog really fits the “Niche” category, this is it. Kramer set this blog up over a decade ago because he knew “that government and private wireless planners are very visual . . . → Read More: VOIPNow.org Recognizes celltowersites.com

Lost the Edge?

Edge Wireless has been absorbed by AT&T Wireless when it purchased the outstanding 64% of the stock of the firm.

Edge was formed in 1999 by Wayne Perry (a member of the Board of Directors and a former Vice Chairman of of AT&T Wireless), Cal Cannon and Donnie Castleman (alums execs of McCaw Cellular).

Edge . . . → Read More: Lost the Edge?

New Gallery Photos

I’ve just uploaded a bunch of new photos to the camouflaged section of the celltowersites.com cell site gallery. To view the photos, just click on the large photo at the top of the page, and then select the camouflage site gallery.

Jonathan