State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

The Georgia General Assembly is expected to take up a bill this session that would reduce local regulations on the deployment of small cell technology. Kimberly Adams, Crown Castle’s Government Relations Manager for the South Area, worked with the city of Brookhaven on its ordinance and said "a state bill would eliminate having to meet different regulations in different cities and simplify the process to getting high-speed internet access across the state." Adams noted "our goal is to help ensure residents and businesses stay connected, and to that end we support state frameworks that create a predictable process with reasonable fees to streamline small cell deployments."

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Surprise reaches deal with telecom provider

The Surprise (AZ) City Council agreed to a wired telecommunications license and right-of-way use agreement with Crown Castle Fiber, permitting the company to install nearly 20 miles of aerial and underground fiber optic cables. In exchange, the city will charge an annual linear foot fee, permi...

New York City makes new groundwork agreements for 5G services across all boroughs

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) said it has laid the groundwork for the equitable expansion of 5G mobile services across all five boroughs, with the approval of ten franchise agreements between Crown Castle Fiber, Crown Castle ...

ATLANTIC-ACM Announces 2020 U.S. Business Connectivity Service Provider Excellence

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Covid-19 hasn't infected operators' capex plans

Zayo CEO Dan Caruso warned of a slower-than-expected deployment of small cells among US operators, with Light Reading’s Mike Dano noting the news as noteworthy to companies like Crown Castle, which have "heavily invested into the small cell sector with the belief th...

Industry cheers FCC's legal victory in small cell battle

A federal appeals court upheld the FCC’s 2018 ruling limiting municipalities’ ability to negotiate with telecom companies looking to deploy 5G infrastructure. Light Reading’s Mike Dano reported the FCC’s new victory could “help smooth out the deployment of small c...

City Council Tables Cell Tower

A Crown Castle request to build small cell technology in Prospect Heights (IL) has been tabled after the design was met with opposition at a city council meeting due to concern over the technology being an “eyesore” and property values. Crown Castle representative Travis Schenk sai...

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