Crown asks court to rule on California county’s unlawful node application fees

In a U.S. District Court of Western California filing, Crown Castle requested that the court restrict Santa Barbara County, California from charging "unlawful, unreasonable and excessive fees" in order to deploy wireless infrastructure within the county’s rights-of-way. Crown Castle requests that Santa Barbara County adhere to the FCC’s fee structure of $500 for non-recurring fees.

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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...

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...

Key points for negotiating 5G cell site contracts

The expected deployment of 5G networks is creating increased demand for robust wireless infrastructure: antennas, cell sites, pole attachments and fiber. As this demand increases, wireless operators or third-party intermediaries (e.g., Crown Castle International Corp.) “ente...

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...

China to lead APAC tech spend, 5G race ahead of global markets

According to research firm Forrester, China is “expected to remain Asia's largest spender in technology, forking out $256 billion this year and $273 billion in 2020, as well as lead global markets in 5G where the country's investments in telecommunications account for 57 per...

Interview with Scott Harry

Crown Castle’s Scott Harry participated in an interview with Denver’s Mile High Magazine. Harry discussed wireless networks, the need for improved infrastructure, small cells and the process for building out a 5G network. Speaking to 5G, Harry stated, “It’s...

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