5G’s deployment’s downside? Dip in small cell spend

AGL Media Group reported that there may be other factors affecting small cell rollout, such as regulatory uncertainty surrounding the FCC small cell order. Crown Castle’s Scott Longhurst was quoted stating “we are in a strange 90-day window. Even though the small cell order was adopted Jan. 15, local jurisdictions have until April 15 to adopt their own aesthetics standards.”

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'Nodes' are popping up all over Charlotte. Here's why.

Crown Castle has installed 130 small cell towers in Charlotte and has mapped out possible locations for 70 more. Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Ann Brooks said that, "Crown Castle shares the city of Charlotte's commitment to making it one of the most connected cities in t...

Crown Castle CEO discusses future of small cells, towers

Jay Brown, president and CEO of Crown Castle, took part in a wide-ranging conversation about wireless infrastructure at the South Wireless Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, in a question-andanswer session with Monica Mosesso, a Crown Castle district manager Tennessee. Some topics co...

Motion to revoke tower approval denied

Ocean City, MD Councilman Tony DeLuca made a motion during the council comments section last week to revoke the Mayor and Council’s approval last month of nine small-scale cell towers in northend residential areas proposed by Crown Castle in December. The motion was seconded...

Key points for negotiating 5G cell site contracts

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This stock is America's 5G 'landlord', and it pays a 3.8% dividend

Forbes published an article about Crown Castle’s stock, stating that, “When it comes to the small cell towers that will power 5G, Crown Castle is lapping its competitors.” The article noted that Crown Castle operates over 65,000 towers – more than any other...

Microsoft says the FCC 'overstates' broadband availability in the US

Microsoft accused the FCC of over-stating actual broadband availability and urged the agency to do better. In the filing, Microsoft said, “For example, in some areas the Commission’s broadband availability data suggests that ISPs have reported significant broadband ava...

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