Enhancing wireless technology

Crown Castle’s Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), published an op-ed in The Georgetowner noting, “Everyone is committed to installing equipment on poles that will blend into the environment to preserve the aesthetics of each community, including Georgetown.”

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5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not

Light Reading report that, as the global wireless industry enters the first stages of commercial 5G, US operators will increasingly move toward a shared deployment model. "Such sharing will likely extend into the small cell arena, given that companies like Crown Castle are betting...

Santa Clarita looks to expand high-speed internet options

Santa Clarita City Council members "helped the city take a huge step forward for internet service recently with the decision to invest approximately $217,000 for ‘dark fiber,’ which has the potential to make download speed exponentially faster." The contract was awarde...

3 ways 5G can impact law enforcement technology

Officer.com published an article outlining ways that 5G can help law enforcement, including via robotics, drones and camera surveillance. As one example, the article highlighted when a nine-year-old girl went missing in Florida. Authorities "searched for the girl using one of FlyM...

The story behind Verizon's 5G secret weapon

Light Reading published an article about Verizon’s fiber network, FiOS. The article noted that Verizon "historically has rented access to fiber from the likes of…Crown Castle…" However, Verizon’s One Fiber program "threatens to upend some of those relatio...

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...

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...

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