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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Diverse 5G spectrum holdings fuel mix of 5G infrastructure: Special Report

In anticipation of Fierce Wireless’ virtual event 5G Blitz Week, which will feature a session on "Rolling Out 5G Infrastructure," Crown Castle’s Vice President of Product Development Mark Reudink discussed infrastructure solutions for 5G rollout. He noted that...

FCC’s ‘big news’ around tower co-location provides network predictability, cost savings

At the ConnectX virtual conference, Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown commented on the FCC’s plan that seeks to remove some of the regulatory hurdles around tower co-location. Brown stated that not being able to co-locate would reduce the time and costs involved in modifying or add...

Three Cell Tower Companies Become the Hottest Play in Real Estate

The Wall Street Journal reported that three publicly listed cell-tower companies, Crown Castle, American Tower and SBA Communications, rallied last week after a federal judge cleared the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. "Each gained more than 4% on Feb. 11, the day of the judge’s...

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...

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...

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