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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The story behind Verizon's 5G secret weapon

Light Reading published an article about Verizon’s fiber network, FiOS. The article noted that Verizon "historically has rented access to fiber from the likes of…Crown Castle…" However, Verizon’s One Fiber program "threatens to upend some of those relatio...

Public Wi-Fi and Small Cell technology make progress in Bellevue

At a city council study session, the city of Bellevue gave an update on the work done to progress the connectivity element of the Bellevue Smart Plan adopted in 2017. Chelo Picardal, Bellevue’s chief technology officer, explained some of the steps taken to improve Wi-Fi conn...

Crown Castle says Illinois telecom flouting FCC’s pole regs

Crown Castle has accused Commonwealth Edison of breaking FCC rules by charging excessive pole attachment fees and denying the company access to hundreds of poles. The article is behind a paywall, but it does not that in one of two compalints posted last Thursday, Crown Castle Fibe...

Selling transport to small cell sites

CCG Consulting’s blog POTs and PANs published an article analyzing companies’ pursuit of small cell sites. The article noted that companies "keep reading about the real-estate grab in major cities where a number of companies are competing to build small cell enclosures...

Crown Castle - king of cell towers

Yahoo! Finance published an article about Crown Castle’s current stance in the market. The article described Crown Castle as the "king of the small cell area," and noted that "small cells are crucial infrastructure for delivering service to a wider area and allowing more use...

Retail's magic mirrors, high-tech customer service will help change the industry

As retailers add 5G technology to their existing network architecture, the use of personalized digital signage, augmented reality, virtual reality, video and pattern recognition of shoppers and interactive mobile apps will become part of a typical shopping experience. The future o...

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