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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Murrysville officials working to develop ordinance for 5G antennas

Local officials are concerned that the small cells deployed throughout Murrysville may be unsightly. The Murrysville Planning Commission heard a presentation last Tuesday from Crown Castle, which is looking to deploy the technology throughout the city. "There are some (cell phone)...

Crown asks court to rule on California county’s unlawful node application fees

In a U.S. District Court of Western California filing, Crown Castle requested that the court restrict Santa Barbara County, California from charging "unlawful, unreasonable and excessive fees" in order to deploy wireless infrastructure within the county’s rights-of-way. Crow...

Senate hearing on high-speed broadband internet access highlights infrastructural challenges ahead

The Senate Communications & Technology Committee hearing highlighted the many obstacles Pennsylvania faces as it seeks to improve access to high-speed broadband internet. Crown Castle representative Tom Musgrove attended the hearing to discuss the regulations hindering efforts...

Infrastructure REITs Towering Over the 5G Economy

Forbes contributor Brad Thomas reported that, over the next decade, wireless applications powered by 5G technologies are expected to disrupt nearly every sector of the economy, requiring massive investments in communications infrastructure. For this reason, Thomas states, cell tow...

Crown Castle to Present At The Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference

Crown Castle Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Schlanger is scheduled to present at Bank of America’s Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Wednesday, September 11th.

Crown Castle International: Ellis Pond small cell tower relocates

Following pushback from residents, Crown Castle has withdrawn its application to install a small cell tower in a residential neighborhood on Mercer Island. The developer made the decision to relocate the tower to an existing utility pole because of residents suggestions to do so. ...

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