Telecom sues NY DOT over public rights of way

ExteNet Systems Inc., a wireless business, has sued the New York Department of Transportation and a Crown Castle subsidiary in Manhattan federal court, claiming the state agency discriminated by dragging its feet on approving rights of way for new wireless antennas. ExteNet Systems Inc. wants an "expedited review" of its application for use of public land for the mobile infrastructure, contending last Monday that NYSDOT has sat on its requests for roughly five months. Crown New York was also named because it has a state contract to manage telecom facilities on public rights of way, according to the suit.

Read full article here.

bar

Op-Ed: We need 5G now more than ever

Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Kathy Putt published an op-ed highlighting the importance for lawmakers to prioritize telecommunications policies that enable the deployment of 5G networks in Washington state. "Clearly, there is a real need to activate 5G networks. But in o...

COVID-19, connectivity should go hand-in-hand

Disparities in connectivity are occurring in smaller, rural school districts where there is a historical funding and resource gap. To promote rural broadband investment in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1400 – the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act – aims to improve co...

OP-ED: Making the virtual connection

Jeff Kotula, President of the Washington County Chamber, published an op-ed emphasizing the need for connectivity and stronger wireless infrastructure in Pennsylvania, stating that the emergence of 5G will help to increase data capacity, improve network speed and enable innovation...

Top ten takeaways from the tower industry's terrific teleconference

Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown said he expects US operators to increase spending on 5G network buildouts starting in the second half of 2020. Expanding beyond the expected 5G boom, Brown elaborated that this rollout will create "great paying jobs" that will endure for the next 15 year...

Small cell market spotlight: New York City

As New York City steadily leads in the rollout of 5G across major US cities, Crown Castle has maintained the strongest small cell presence in the area. The article cited a statistic from Crown Castle’s website: "78% of its current nodes and 58% of its proposed nodes in the c...

US providers remain mostly optimistic on 5G rollouts

Although COVID-19 has the potential to slow the rollout of 5G in many countries, most US players remain on track with network buildout efforts. The article quoted Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown, who stated, "We haven't seen any impact to date from COVID-19…thus far our crews ha...

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of cookies, and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.