City Council approves nine more small cell towers in residential communities

Following months of debate, Ocean City officials last week approved the installation of nine new Crown Castle small-scale cell towers in north-end residential areas of Ocean City, MD. While some City Councilmembers opposed the installations due to RF emissions concerns, Councilman Dennis Dare noted "AT&T and Verizon, Sprint and these other carriers have the right to come and here and do this on their own. With Crown Castle, at least we have a company we can work with and is sympathetic to our concerns about the locations and the aesthetics."

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OPINION: WIA — A driving force behind the wireless industry

AGL Media Group reported on peripheral platforms, noting that a new fiber working group, chaired by Crown Castle, has been formed to work on getting transport capabilities for the emerging 5G platforms.

City commission says no to proposed 31-foot tall cell network antennas on North Shore

The Pittsburgh Art Commission said no to Crown Castle’s proposal for cellular network antennas on the North Side that would raise several telephone poles to 31 feet – a project that attracted opposition from the mayor’s office. Crown Castle proposed the small cel...

How warp-speed wireless will transform business

Chicago is one of the first U.S. markets to get 5G. However, it will take time – likely several years – before coverage is widespread enough to be really useful. Crown Castle, which installs equipment and leases it to various carriers, received more than half the permi...

Inside the 5G small cell opportunity: Big & messy

This article discussed the opposing viewpoints of Crown Castle and American Tower on small cell installation. "We are excited about the significant investments we are making to build new fiber assets as we pursue this expanding small cell opportunity," said Crown’s Jay Brown...

Telecom companies get OK to install 5G antennas

Last Tuesday, Miami-Dade County lawmakers gave the OK to Crown Castle, Verizon and AT&T to install small cell technology throughout the area. County commissioners voted unanimously May 7 to allow the three telecom companies to attach the small cells to county property on publi...

Florida companies building 5G infrastructure are ramping up hiring

While certain parts of Florida have begun to see preparation for 5G, like Jacksonville and Panama City, other areas like southern Florida have yet to receive a time table from carriers. Gartner senior principal analyst Bill Menezes “expects little geographic scale for commer...

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