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Welcome to the New Digs

After 9 years of this site being located at CellularPCS.com, followed by 11 years of the site and then the blog being at CellTowerSites.com, we’re now moved to this site, Wireless.Blog.Law. All of the old links (should) work so if you have a direct link to a post or page at the old site, that . . . → Read More: Welcome to the New Digs

Congratulations Sean Heath, MAI

Tripp and I, and the others here at the firm are delighted to share Sean Heath’s excellent news: He just learned that he passed all of the elements required to be certified as a MAI, a Member of the Appraisal Institute. He’s already a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Sean . . . → Read More: Congratulations Sean Heath, MAI

The IRS is After Me! Gosh, I’m Scared!

I received the following partial voicemail from the IRS. Apparently, I have done something to make them mad at me. I’m afraid. Yup. Really afraid.

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I’m heading for the hills right now!

Bloomberg BNA on the T-Mobile v. San Francisco Appellate Decision

In her article, “In T-Mobile Wireless Equipment Dispute, San Francisco Wins on Aesthetics” (September 20, 2016) reporter Bloomberg/BNA Lydia Beyoud discusses some of the key impacts of San Francisco’s appellate win in the case. I provided her with insights and several quotes. I link the decision to 5G deployment pressures which drive carriers to want . . . → Read More: Bloomberg BNA on the T-Mobile v. San Francisco Appellate Decision

Mobilitie’s Increased Transparency is Somewhat Opaque

Back on May 27, 2016 Martha DeGrasse of RCR Wireless published a very interesting article titled, “Mobilitie to increase transparency for jurisdictions”. It’s well worth going back to (re)read her article about how Mobilitie’s President, Christos Karmis said his firm would use its own corporate name with local jurisdictions.

Huh? Use its own name? Why . . . → Read More: Mobilitie’s Increased Transparency is Somewhat Opaque

California: PUC Sec. 7901/7901.1 Loc. Gov. Aesthetic Control Upheld

Today the California Court of Appeal (1st) affirmed the trial decision in T-Mobile v. San Francisco (San Francisco City and County Super. Ct. No. CGC-11-510703).* That decision held that local governments in California have rather broad aesthetic control over wireless facilities in the public right-of-way.

This decision is hot off the press, so a deep . . . → Read More: California: PUC Sec. 7901/7901.1 Loc. Gov. Aesthetic Control Upheld

Who are John DuBois, Suzy DuBois, Tracy Pielemeier, Kristen Burkman, and Ginny Kelleher and why are they important?

When Crown Castle was unhappy with a decision by the City of Westfield, Indiana denying a cell site application, they sued Westfield in state court. The case is:

Crown Castle Towers 06-2 LLC v. City of Westfield, Tracy Pielemeier, Ginny Kelleheret al, Case No. 29C01-1511-MI-009308.

Of course Crown Castle sued the City of Westfield. No . . . → Read More: Who are John DuBois, Suzy DuBois, Tracy Pielemeier, Kristen Burkman, and Ginny Kelleher and why are they important?

Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq., JD, LL.M, DLP

I’m very pleased (and relieved) to report that this morning I successfully defended my doctoral thesis, “Cell Towers, Community Perspectives, and Hedonic Price Modeling: Utility, Limitations, and Localism.” It was wonderful the be greeted with, “Congratulations, Doctor Kramer” when the three thesis committee members came back from their private discussions after my defense.

This marks . . . → Read More: Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq., JD, LL.M, DLP

Goodbye, Jenn Ward

Jenn Ward of Lorman Education Services was taken from us last Saturday night. Yet another victim of senseless gun violence, she was a kind heart wrapped in a caring body who protected the lives of her children by giving up her own. She was truly a human being.

Jenn, beyond being the lecture coordinator for . . . → Read More: Goodbye, Jenn Ward

Anyone receive a cease and desist letter?

It appears that a certain wireless construction company has directed its attorneys to send cease-and-desist letters to people who have a different view from their own. Apparently several letters hit their targets yesterday or the day before.

If you happen to receive one, congratulations and thanks for your public participation in an important national . . . → Read More: Anyone receive a cease and desist letter?

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