Just released this morning is the U.S. Supreme Court decision that, on a 6-3 vote, upholds the FCC Shot Clock.
The decision is linked below.
“SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which THOMAS, GINSBURG, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. BREYER, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC Shot Clock
What agency should evaluate compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as it applies to telecom firms: Local governments or the CPUC? That burning question is at the heart of what agency is best able to protect the public by evaluating CEQA considerations related to telecom construction.
Historically, the California Public Utilities Commission has . . . → Read More: CPUC General Order 170 Redux
AB 162 will try to re-emerge in January 2014. Let’s take the time now to continue to educate our electeds.
Now that Assembly Bill 162 has been removed from California’s legislative agenda for 2013, it’s vital that we remember that the Bill is not dead; it is merely awaiting a rebirth in some form . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?
Hot news just in: AB 162 has been pulled from this year’s legislative calender.
This means that the Bill will not come up for consideration until at least next January.
Many people; many local associations; and many local governments have been instrumental in achieving this result, and they all deserve thanks.
This, however, is not . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014
Assembly Bill 162, as amended on 4/23 (see my post here about those awful amendments) has been re-referred to the Assembly’s Local Government Committee. It will be heard on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
It is vital that your views on AB 162 be communicated to your electeds before the hearing.
For local governments, formal opposition . . . → Read More: Amended Assembly Bill 162 To Be Heard May 1
Assembly Bill 162, The Wireless Collocation Bill, Amended by its Author -
BILL IS NOW FAR WORSE FOR THE PUBLIC AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
[Updated 4/24/13 7:28 p.m. - Added link to PDF version of this analysis. See link at bottom of this page]
As a reminder, on March 21, 2013, Assembly Bill . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 Wireless Bill Amended – Analysis
MetroPCS’s shareholders approved the merger with T-Mobile. The deal is sealed, and should close within the next 7 days.
For (1) most MetroPCS cell site landlords, (2) a few T-Mobile landlords, and (3) likely all landlords with a MetroPCS and T-Mobile lease atthe same site, you should start planning for the early termination of a . . . → Read More: T-Mobile MetroPCS Deal Done – Closing on May 1
Breaking new: Dish Network offers $25.5 B to buy Sprint. This is a counter to Japan’s Softbankl offer of $20.1 B to buy 70% of Sprint. This effectively puts Clearwire back in play, too.
Don’t you love it when the game gets exciting? Yeah, me too!
More to follow.
. . . → Read More: Dish Offers $25.5B to buy Sprint: ‘You can hear a satellite drop.’
The FCC has released its “FIRST REPORT AND ORDER FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING AND NOTICE OF INQUIRY in a proceeding that will reshape the Commission’s RF emissions safety standards. The current standards were adopted after the 1996 Telecom Act. The Commission revisits its rules now largely prompted by the GAO.
I suspect the . . . → Read More: FCC Formally Revisits RF Emissions Standards
AGL Magazine‘s Wireless Infrastructure Conference will be coming to Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California on April 18, 2013. If you want to know about what’s happening in the trenches of wireless, and where those trenches lead, this is the conference to attend.
AGL’s regional conferences are, in my opinion, one of the best sources . . . → Read More: AGL Magazine’s Wireless Infrastructure Conference: Irvine 4/18/13