Wireless industry remains immune to 'Covid effect'

Fierce Wireless published an article detailing COVID-19’s effect on the wireless industry, specifically those in the small cell and in-building businesses. The article notes Crown Castle did not make any significant small cell deals in the second quarter, adding that this is not unusual for the nature of the business. CEO Jay Brown states: “We don’t view this as a change in the business. We think it’s reflective of natural timing and the ebb and flow we will see over time.”

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Adding Cells Near Power Lines Could Boost Phone Web Speeds

Spectrum News 1 reported on the benefits of the deployment of Crown Castle’s small cell technology throughout Los Angeles, noting that Crown Castle has installed over 2,000 small cells throughout the city over a two-year period. The article quotes Mike Kavanagh, Crown Castle...

Hampton officials host heated public hearing on proposed wireless communications

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North Denver to get 500 new 30-foot-tall cell poles

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West Covina denies ‘small cell’ towers in residential neighborhoods

West Covina denied a proposal by Crown Castle to add five small cell sites to residential neighborhoods throughout the area. At issue was the aesthetic appeal of the small cells, with residents stating that Crown Castle should "submit specific designs for approval and that the Cit...

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