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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Crown Castle to hold town hall to discuss cell phone antenna

Amid disputes from residents over Crown Castle’s intentions to build a 33-foot antenna on a utility right-of-way in a residential neighborhood, Crown Castle "has scheduled a town hall meeting to answer questions about the company’s plans…" The article noted that...

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

Companies have built 163 freestanding cell poles around Denver in recent years, according to city permitting data, and they have requested permits for about 350 more. The towers are meant to improve current cell service and will form the backbone for higher-speed technologies. Sco...

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...

5G Cell Service on a Roll in Houston Area

Last Monday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr visited Houston to view Crown Castle’s fiber optic and small cell sites deployed throughout the city. The article includes notable commentary from Mike Kavanagh, Crown Castle’s SVP and Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, who...

5G Cell Service on a Roll in Houston Area

Last Monday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr visited Houston to view Crown Castle’s fiber optic and small cell sites deployed throughout the city. The article includes notable commentary from Mike Kavanagh, Crown Castle’s SVP and Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, who...

5G cell service is coming to Charleston

Crown Castle is set to deploy 5G infrastructure throughout Lowcounty, South Carolina. The article includes notable commentary from Crown Castle’s Ann Brooks, who states: "I believe 5G is going to be transformative for society." Brooks discusses the benefits of small cells th...

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