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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...

'Nodes' are popping up all over Charlotte. Here's why.

Crown Castle has installed 130 small cell towers in Charlotte and has mapped out possible locations for 70 more. Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Ann Brooks said that, "Crown Castle shares the city of Charlotte's commitment to making it one of the most connected cities in t...

Rep. Dave Loebsack tours Iowa tower site in congressional district

Inside Towers, Wireless Estimator and AGL Media Group reported that U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) visited a Crown Castle tower site in his congressional district. During the visit, Rep. Loebsack learned about the network equipment that’s installed on the tower and...

Legislative push to boost broadband funding underway

Minnesota’s Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development urged lawmakers to reinstate the Border-to-Border grant program for rural broadband. At a press conference, Commissioner Steve Grove said legislation currently in the works would put $70 millio...

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...

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