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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In 5G race with China, U.S. pushes allies to fight Huawei

Following the Trump administration’s request to ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from building next-generation networks due to security concerns, U.S. allies, including Britain and Poland, are also facing pressure to bar the company from building 5G networks in ...

Heard about 5G? Here's when it's coming to Chicago and what it means for you

Crown Castle Director of Government Affairs Jonathan Hart was interviewed regarding the impact 5G could have om Chicago, noting "we’ve gotten to the point in our lives where we believe mobile access is not just simply a luxury. We expect our phones to work; we expect our pho...

Are consumers willing to pay (more) for 5G?

A recent survey from Matrixx Software concluded that "respondents revealed a willingness to open their wallets if 5G delivers an enhanced connectivity experience." Dave Labuda, founder, CEO and CTO of Matrixx Software, said "the feedback from consumers paints a very clear picture ...

Update: deployment of ‘small cells’ in Georgetown

Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) Historic Preservation & Zoning chair Elsa Santoyo published an op-ed regarding the need for small cells in Washington, D.C., noting CAG is a small cells activist. Santoyo mentioned the small cells being proposed by Verizon, AT&T, T-...

Aspen takes proactive measures to prevent cellular blight

The Aspen City Council is rewriting its land-use code in response to the wireless networks moving toward 5G technology. Paul Schultz, the city's information technology director, said, "We feel this is a very important topic that we need to work as hard as we can … really do...

FCC Commissioner Carr talks infrastructure, spectrum and jobs needed for 5G

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the opportunity presented by 5G will come in three parts: better and faster performance on smartphones, more competitive home broadband and a new wave of innovation and entrepreneurship. Carr said "there’s no question that 5G is going to be...

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