California Assembly Bill 162
[Updated March 28, 2013] [Updated March 24, 2013] [Updated March 23, 2013] [Original March 22, 2013]
[Update/Heads-Up: I've received a copy of Assembly Member Holden's Fact Sheet on AB 162, which has been christened the "Broadband Expansion Act." I've rechristened it the "Wireless Industry Gift and Public Exclusion Act of . . . → Read More: Urgent: California 6409(a)/Shot Clock Law Floated in Sacramento
Yesterday, January 25th, the FCC released a public notice titled, “WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU OFFERS GUIDANCE ON INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 6409(a) OF THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012″ (DA 12-2047).
As an aside, I note that the Commission did not consult with its own Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, much less advise them . . . → Read More: FCC Offers “Guidance” on Sec. 6409(a)
(Updated 4:41 p.m.; added AGL Magazine story link.)
Well, it’s almost over. Clearwire, that is.
Clearwire will sink from site, er, from sight as SoftSprint (or someone else depending on the investor law suits will will claim insufficient value to be paid by Sprint) ponies up the relatively small bucks to buy the rest of . . . → Read More: Clearwire to sink from sight/site
Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7761-CM installed by Time Warner in Los Angeles, California.
In the midst of its deployment of WiFi (and likely more) in Southern California, Time Warner has started to install WiFi nodes manufactured by Ruckus Wireless, specifically the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7761-CM.
Previously, Time Warner has been widely deploying Belair Networks gear.
The . . . → Read More: Time Warner Making a (Wireless) Ruckus
John Pestle of Varnum and I have been invited to speak on this month’s T-Mobile’s National External Affairs Headliner Speaker Series. This is a monthly conference call/webinar with hundreds of internal and external T-Mobile executives, managers, line-level staff, and outside contractors.
The title of our lecture, thought up by T-Mobile, is “If the Tower Doesn’t . . . → Read More: If the Tower Doesn’t Grow, Can Municipalities Say No?
Sprint, whose original “4G” network was to be built on a WiMax platform, is moving to deploy an LTE network in place of WiMax. This means that Sprint is currently running 2 types of “4G” technology on its network, LTE and WiMax.
The problem with WiMax is that its availability is limited and its performance, . . . → Read More: Why not WiMax, Sprint? Oh, it’s LTE. Got it.
I’ve been talking with a number of my friends who are in the wireless siting business as contractors. These are the people, mostly independent contractors, who show up at the planning counter to file siting projects representing the wireless carriers. They perform important functions in the wireless permitting process. I have great respect for the . . . → Read More: Wireless Siting Professionals: A Vanishing Breed?
You might think that the Payroll Tax Bill being hashed out in the Conference Committee would deal with, well, payroll taxes. Alas, you’d be wrong.
The wireless industry is trying very hard to insert language into the final version of the Bill that would strip state and local governments of the ability to control modifications . . . → Read More: Wireless Industry Trying Again to Force Unregulated Collocation
Bright House, a major cable TV “multiple system operator” (MSO) is joining other cable operators by deploying 2,000 WiFi nodes in its Florida systems. Following the usual MSO model, Bright House is offering its service for fee to its subscribers, and on a paid basis to others. It seems likely that BelAir Networks will be . . . → Read More: DAS Beware of Bright House’s Bright Idea
Last month I traveled to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico to participate on a wireless law panel and to visit with friends. While there I had a chance to take a series of new site photos in Santa Fe, and to add to the Twisted Tower photo collection.
Here are a few examples that . . . → Read More: New Photos in Cell Tower Gallery