Crown Castle tower activity ramps up in Q2, municipality backlogs bog down small cell construction

Fierce Wireless reported on Crown Castle’s Q2 earnings, noting the company has boosted its yearly guidance after its tower leasing activity increased in the second quarter. The article includes commentary from CEO Jay Brown, who states "Our current tower leasing activity is our highest in more than a decade and we believe this level of activity will carry into next year."

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Hollister signs cell tower lease

The Hollister City Council approved a lease agreement with Crown Castle, which Development Services Director Bryan Swanson called an “exciting item and a long time coming.” Swanson highlighted that the lease is for 50 years, meaning, “Crown Castle is paying us $1...

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...

Cell phone study needs more data

While the National Association of Counties’ project to map gaps and weaknesses in the country’s cell phone system is into its fourth month, "more data is needed before the association can report its findings to the FCC." Determining the number and location of existing ...

Fixed wireless could solve the digital divide, if given the chance

At a Wireless Internet Service Provider Association and Crown Castle event last week, panelists said that congress "should make it easier for small wireless internet service providers to acquire spectrum and deploy broadband in rural areas." At the event, Jimmy Carr, the president...

Crown Castle to present at the 2019 Wells Fargo 5G Forum

Crown Castle has announced that Dan Schlanger, Crown Castle’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the 2019 Wells Fargo 5G Forum.

Connect (X) top execs give buoyant report on health of tower industry

AGL Media Group reported on the Connect X event, where they noted that Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown seemed "less interested in prognosticating the future of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger" and noted that the tower industry prospers when the carriers are well funded and there is spectrum...

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