Atlanta is the location of one of the early Crown Castle DAS networks, and it continues to grow as mobile traffic increases an wireless service providers (WSP) are added. The system survived the 2008 tornado and provided vital communications to emergency personnel and residents when the weather caused.
Augusta Pines has long been one of the most desirable communities surrounding Houston. As new homes continue to be built and families are attracted to the quality of life offered here, Augusta Pines faces a dilemma familiar to other similar communities: How to accommodate the wireless needs of a growing population without compromising the character and aesthetics of the community. It’s an issue of some urgency since an estimated 48% of households rely exclusively on mobile phones, and real-estate agents across the country agree that having a dependable wireless connection is a key consideration when looking for a home.
Austin, TX has earned its reputation as a tech-friendly city. Part of that is due to SXSW, which draws tens of thousands of people and international attention every year. But as residents are well aware, that’s only a piece of the story. Over the past decade, emerging to large technology companies have started to build a significant presence here. The downtown area in particular has seen an influx of young, tech-savvy residents who rely on access to reliable wireless service. But as more people move into the area, the current wireless infrastructure is unable to keep up with the demand.
To give the residents of Charlotte access to the latest in wireless technology, we are proposing a new small cell solutions (SCS) network. SCS has become the new standard of wireless technology in other top-tier cities around the country. An SCS network consists of small, discreet nodes connected by fiber optic cable. This is an ideal solution for a diverse city like Charlotte that needs the improved capacity and bandwidth that such a network provides. Currently, small cell networks are operating in some areas of Charlotte but more are required to satisfy the high level of demand by residents, businesses and visitors.
Due to its sheer size, expanding wireless coverage in New York’s Central Park is particularly challenging. The park covers 843 acres, and dense foliage prohibited rooftop antennas around the perimeter from providing adequate coverage. Working closely with several governing bodies, we installed fiber across the park and utilized existing infrastructure to deploy a state-of-the-art small cell solutions (SCS) network. This approach provided necessary voice and data coverage while blending in and maintaining the natural beauty of the park.
The Oakland neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA, is an education, healthcare, and cultural hub, and residents here demand high-speed wireless data to study, work, and live their lives. But as smartphones became more prevalent, and data usage increased, the existing infrastructure couldn’t keep up with the growth of demand. Crown Castle was brought in to find a solution that met the needs of the community, without disrupting their lives and while improving the aesthetics of the neighborhood.
Vail, Colorado, is a picturesque community, famous for its beautiful mountains and ski slopes. That makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of recreational travelers; however, the challenging topography surrounding the Village and residential neighborhood makes it especially difficult to provide reliable wireless coverage.
Located 27 miles north of Philadelphia, Doylestown is known for its historic sites, excellent restaurants, and quaint shops. The town is home to Mercer Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Fonthill Castle, and many other cultural attractions. With so much to see and do, it is essential to have the necessary infrastructure to ensure residents and visitors have access to reliable wireless coverage.
Within the thriving metropolitan area of Gaithersburg, Maryland you’ll find a scattering of historic landmark buildings that give the city a unique aesthetic and character. Additionally, you’ll find one of the country's highest ranked school systems, weekend farmers markets, and numerous festivals. It’s no surprise, then, that Gaithersburg has experienced an influx of visitors and a growing population—as well as a need for additional infrastructure to ensure reliable wireless coverage.
Crown Castle plans to construct its Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network, a type of small cell solution (SCS) network, within the Right-of-Way (ROW) of the Hunter Mill area of Oakton. One of Crown Castle's subsidiaries is a licensed Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This subsidiary is considered a “public utility,” allowing it to install its facilities in the ROW as needed. While cities and counties cannot outright prohibit a CLEC from entering the ROW for the provision of regulated services, Crown Castle, nonetheless, seeks to work with local authorities to strike a careful balance between the need for wireless communications and local land use planning considerations.
Crown Castle plans to construct its Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network, a type of small cell solution (SCS) network, within the Right-of-Way (ROW) in the Lawyers Road area of Oakton. One of Crown Castle's subsidiaries is a licensed Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This subsidiary is considered a “public utility,” allowing it to install its facilities in the ROW as needed. While cities and counties cannot outright prohibit a CLEC from entering the ROW for the provision of regulated services, Crown Castle, nonetheless, seeks to work with local authorities to strike a careful balance between the need for wireless communications and local land use planning considerations.
Known as the urban waterfront playground, Long Beach, in Southern California, is a dream city for urbanites and beach-goers alike. It’s home to a marina, a downtown convention center, an array of museums, and the country’s second busiest container port. The Long Beach Grand Prix, the longest running major street race in North America, is also hosted there every April. With all these attractions and events, the city’s existing infrastructure needs additional support to ensure reliable wireless coverage.
From its beautiful parks and shorelines to its quaint, tight-knit feel, Mercer Island has become one of the premier residential areas in the state of Washington. In recent years, new bookstores, boutiques, restaurants, and a farmers market have drawn both visitors and residents to the downtown area. This recent growth, along with residents’ increasing reliance on wireless technology has created a need for greater coverage and capacity. To meet this demand, we’re proposing a small cell solutions (SCS) network.
Gateway to the nation’s capital, Montgomery County is a robust business community containing many major U.S. government offices as well as leading research centers. With its breathtaking parks, unique restaurants and outstanding theaters and art galleries, it’s no wonder more than 7 million tourists visit each year. In this bustling region, additional infrastructure is essential to ensure that both residents and visitors have access to wireless coverage.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, tech is king. Everywhere you look in downtown Palo Alto, CA, tech-savvy people are using smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. As demand for data continues to increase, it is essential to have the necessary infrastructure to ensure reliable wireless coverage.
Palos Verdes Estates is a charming, rural city known for its picturesque rolling hills and stunning ocean views of the Los Angeles Basin and Pacific Ocean. It’s consistently recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in southern California. With residents of Los Angeles flocking to the area, the city’s existing cell towers cannot keep up with rising demand for data.
Paradise Valley, Arizona is a unique desert community with strict ordinances designed to preserve the aesthetics and character of town. Those same ordinances have also made it difficult to secure reliable wireless service in the area. Crown Castle worked closely with citizens and town leaders to design a solution that would meet their needs and comply with the rules. We built a small cell solutions (SCS) network with 42 discreet nodes placed on streetlights, traffic signals, and even several faux cacti that blended in with the surrounding environment. Since it’s a neutral-host solution, multiple wireless carriers can be accommodated, and community members get the improved voice and data services they demand.
Crown Castle plans to expand our existing Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network, a type of small cell solution (SCS), within the Right-of-Way (ROW) of Portland to provide coverage and additional capacity in an area that is underserved by traditional macro cell towers. Due to the extraordinary proliferation of wireless devices in recent years, demand for enhanced wireless service is being driven by users of smartphones and other devices that support social networking, streaming video and large data volume applications. By utilizing leading-edge technology, this SCS will help to ensure that residents, visitors and businesses have dependable access to a network that is capable of meeting their data demands as well as enhancing public safety.
During the winter, the canyon is full of skiers and snowboarders heading to the slopes, while cyclists, hikers, and campers keep it busy during the summer months. However, with only a single tower on the side of the canyon, wireless service was unreliable—making it difficult for travelers to coordinate planning, receive up-to-date weather and safety reports, or access 911 services. It also meant that emergency responders often didn’t have access to wireless communications while in the canyon. This was more than an inconvenience; it was a safety hazard. We planned, coordinated, and deployed a small cell solutions (SCS) network that enabled reliable voice and data services to the canyon and improved safety.
Tucked into the Palos Verdes Hills outside of Los Angeles, with its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, is the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. The beauty of this secluded gem is undisputed; however its uneven terrain leaves much to be desired when it comes to reliable wireless coverage. As new families and businesses continue moving to the community, additional wireless infrastructure is needed to supplement the city’s existing cell towers.
Dating back to 1660, the city of Rye, New York has a unique blend of the old and new. Ripe with national landmarks and a historic past, Rye is a highly desirable suburban community. But with rising data demands, the city’s current infrastructure is unable to provide reliable wireless service to its residents. With 48% of households relying exclusively on mobile phones, real estate agents across the country are saying that a dependable wireless connection is a key consideration when looking for a home.
Rated as one of the top ten beach cities in the world, Santa Monica is known for its laidback vibe, beautiful views and world-class shopping. The city welcomes millions of tourists each year and is home to some of the most iconic attractions in California, including the historic Santa Monica Pier. As demand for data in the area increases, additional wireless infrastructure is needed to supplement the city’s existing cell towers.
Known as the American Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World, Simpsonville, KY is a small town located just a few minutes from Lousiville. In the last couple of years, there has been a significant increase in the number of stores, restaurants and housing developments in the area. Due to its recent growth, the town is in need of additional wireless infrastructure to ensure that residents have the coverage they need.
To help provide greater wireless capacity for residents of the Sunset and Richmond districts of San Francisco, we are upgrading the wireless infrastructure in the area with a new small cell solutions (SCS) network. An SCS network gives us the ability to use multiple small nodes to expand the coverage and capacity of the towers that already serve the area.
The Glendale Sports & Entertainment District is a multipurpose facility that is regularly used for NHL hockey games, college football, and big-name entertainment. The Glendale Sports & Entertainment District is the annual host of the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, and will be home to the 2016 College Football National Championship Game, and the 2017 NCAA Final Four Championship. When it was announced that they would be hosting the Big Game in 2015, they knew they had to get ready.
As the University of Mississippi continued its substantial growth, it knew that an updated wireless solution would be needed to meet its current and future demands. Crowds were getting bigger at two of the most highly trafficked areas—the Rebel football stadium and a nearby tailgating spot called The Grove. With wireless usage skyrocketing, it was clear that the current infrastructure would not be able to keep up with the expectations of students, faculty, and the many die-hard Rebel fans in the community. Crown Castle was brought in to provide a solution that would satisfy the needs of the many stakeholders.
Under authority of a franchise granted by New York City’s Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), Crown Castle deployed neutral-host small cell solutions (SCS) on a large scale. This network enables wireless service providers (WSPs) to deliver enhanced wireless service to all five of the city’s densely populated boroughs. As one of the country’s largest outdoor SCS deployments, the New York City SCS network has expanded to thousands of SCS nodes, enabling WSP coverage in the Bronx, Staten Island, and parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Philadelphia’s large population, tourism industry, and proximity to other major metro areas created a need for a shareable, high-performing wireless infrastructure that could support a variety of innovative voice and data services for local residents and handle frequent surges in traffic from visitors.
Wireless carriers in New York City needed to upgrade their capacity to meet the growing wireless demands of the city’s dense population. However, the aging T1 system was becoming too costly to continue upgrading. Installing fiber would provide the capacity carriers needed with plenty of opportunity to grow in the future.