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Things are getting desperate in the 5G small cell sector

Light Reading’s Mike Dano reported on the 5G small cell sector, noting that Crown Castle blamed "red tape" for its deployment of fewer small cells than expected this year. The article quoted Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who stated, "The significant increase in the volume of s...

Cell service in American Fork Canyon will be a reality by 2020

Crown Castle is partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Parks Service to extend fiber optics from the base of American Fork Canyon in Utah to Tibble Fork. The fiber optic network would provide capabilities for technology like...

Planning Commission recommends zoning standards for small wireless cell facilities

Crown Castle government affairs manager Adrian Salas was quoted in an article about recommendations on zoning standards for small cells in East County, CA. Last week, the county’s Planning Commission made a final recommendation of 100 feet of separation from buildings rather...

County Planning Commission proposes buffer between new 5G sites, schools, hospitals

Rancho Santa Fe Review published an article on the San Diego’s new small cell ordinance, which seeks to minimize clutter and reduce the number of new poles by encouraging co-location on existing infrastructure, establishing separation requirements and setting the most prefer...

Public Wi-Fi and Small Cell technology make progress in Bellevue

At a city council study session, the city of Bellevue gave an update on the work done to progress the connectivity element of the Bellevue Smart Plan adopted in 2017. Chelo Picardal, Bellevue’s chief technology officer, explained some of the steps taken to improve Wi-Fi conn...

Crown Castle says Illinois telecom flouting FCC’s pole regs

Crown Castle has accused Commonwealth Edison of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. The article is behind a paywall, but it does not that in one of two compalints posted last Thursday, Crown Castle Fibe...

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