With pressure rising, city eyes overhaul of cell-antenna rules

City Manager Ed Shikada and Planning Director Jonathan Lait’s approved an application for Verizon to install seven nodes in the city. “Crown Castle, the company that is installing the equipment on Verizon's behalf, protested Lait's rejection of its proposed design — fake mailboxes on downtown sidewalks — and his requirement that the equipment be placed in pole-mounted shrouds.”

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North Little Rock Notebook

Crown Castle was approved a special use permit to replace an old tower approximately 59 feet from an existing cell tower in a unanimous vote to build a cell tower in North Little Rock (AK). The old cell tower will be removed within 90 days of the proposed tower, according to the ordinance.

Is Crown Castle International a Buy?

The Motley Fool reporter Marc Rapport provided a comprehensive review of Crown Castle’s portfolio, discussing on whether or not to invest in Crown Castle stock. Rapport stated, “As embedded as it is and successful as Crown Castle has been, there are good reasons to make its stock a...

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Tampa International Airport is the first airport to offer a comprehensive 5G mobile network. Last week, the airport announced the completion of a distributed antenna system (DAS) project launched in 2018 and included the installation of 800 antennas and 50 miles of fiber. The project was spear...

Who Wins When Carriers Spend Big on Wireless Spectrum?

The Motley Fool reporter Adam Levy discussed how tower companies will benefit from the FCC CBand spectrum auction as telecom companies will need a way to deploy their spectrum. “Nonetheless, Crown Castle should see strong interest to deploy spectrum from its existing customers. Crown Cas...

Opinion: With remote instruction the new normal, focus on ultrafast digital access

Since the start of the pandemic, students across the country were forced to transition to an at-home, virtual learning environment. This op-ed, written by Allan Arbogast, notes that while the transition was seamless for some, many families continue to struggle without access to the internet. A...

Tampa International Airport unveils 5G and enhanced 4G cell service ahead of Super Bowl LV

Using the country’s three major cellular carriers, Tampa International Airport will become the first airport in the United States to offer 5G. The airport’s 5G availability is the result of a two-year distributed antenna project involving the installation of about 800 antennas acro...

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