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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City Council approves nine more small cell towers in residential communities

Following months of debate, Ocean City officials last week approved the installation of nine new Crown Castle small-scale cell towers in north-end residential areas of Ocean City, MD. While some City Councilmembers opposed the installations due to RF emissions concerns, Councilman...

City of Loveland urges support of federal wireless broadband bill

The city of Loveland, Colorado, sent letters this month to Rep. Joe Neguse, Sen. Cory Gardner and Sen. Michael Bennett urging them to support and co-sponsor a bill to repeal federal regulations limiting the ability of local governments to regulate the deployment of 5G wireless inf...

Small Cell Forum partners CBRS Alliance to drive adoption of small cells in 3.5 GHz band

The Small Cell Forum and the CBRS Alliance entered into an agreement to cooperate closely to advance use of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum band, the name for the shared 3.5 GHz band in the US. Under the new agreement, the organisations will work together on a...

Cleveland disputes AT&T’s claims that “a lack of urgency” is hindering 5G development, rebuts foot-dragging complaint

On Wednesday, Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration disputed AT&T’s contention that inaction by the city has thwarted the company’s efforts to invest millions into a 5G network in Cleveland. The city granted nearly all the permits AT&T requested for new fi...

San Jose launches new fund to bring internet to thousands of off-line homes

On Tuesday, the city of San Jose created the San Jose Digital Inclusion Fund — the largest of its kind in the country. The aim of this fund is to bring broadband access to some 50,000 households over the next decade and teach residents who may be new to the web the digital s...

Montego Bay neighbors oppose nine cell towers in their OC community

Neighbors in the Montego Bay community expressed their opposition for nine cell towers to be installed by Crown Castle. Holly Donovan, who spoke on behalf of the community, says dozens of other neighbors feel the same way and are concerned about the potential impacts of the cell t...

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