5G Fees and Approval Time Under Review at FCC

Carr Teases Next Steps On Infrastructure - Fresh off his work on regulatory reviews for small cell installations, Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Thursday he's turning his attention to state and local reviews for the 5G equipment. In a speech at CTIA's Race to 5G Summit, Carr hit on the biggest complaints from wireless … Continue reading 5G Fees and Approval Time Under Review at FCC

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Changing the 5G Game – Eliminate Small Cell Environmental Reviews

CARR PLAN A HIT WITH WIRELESS - Verizon and AT&T lauded Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr's plan to reduce the regulatory costs associated with 5G infrastructure deployment. Carr said the order, set for a vote at the March 22 meeting, would eliminate the federal environmental and historic preservation reviews for small cell antennas. During a … Continue reading Changing the 5G Game – Eliminate Small Cell Environmental Reviews

5G Update: Small Cell Environmental Streamlining and City Roadmaps

Small Cells Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr will talk 5G and his ideas for streamlining wireless infrastructure deployment at a CTA event on the next-generation service at Wilkinson Barker Knauer's office this morning. Expect him to touch on targeting historic and environmental reviews for small cell installation. He'll be followed by a panel discussion with … Continue reading 5G Update: Small Cell Environmental Streamlining and City Roadmaps

Route Fifty on BDAC and San Jose Mayor Liccardo’s Resignation

After nine months of debate, things seemed to come to a head over the December holidays. According to Santosham, a representative from AT&T distributed a heavily rewritten draft of the committee’s municipal model code, making 800 changes. “They gave us one week to give comments back,” Santosham said. Liccardo told Route Fifty that the resulting … Continue reading Route Fifty on BDAC and San Jose Mayor Liccardo’s Resignation

Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee will hold two days of meetings at FCC headquarters on Jan. 23 and 24 to consider recommendations from its working groups. The panel will hear reports on creating model codes for municipalities and states, removing state and local regulatory barriers, streamlining federal siting and fostering competitive access … Continue reading Attention Rural Community Local Control Committees

Verizon To Use Samsung Equipment To Bring 5G Connectivity To Sacramento

Verizon will use Samsung backbone equipment to bring its new fifth-generation wireless technology to Sacramento. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has said it expects to launch 5G service in Sacramento in the second half of this year, making the city one of the first in the country to get the residential high-speed wireless internet service. … Continue reading Verizon To Use Samsung Equipment To Bring 5G Connectivity To Sacramento

RF Energy to Treat Alzheimer

There has been a lot of concern and some brew ha ha about the danger of cell phone radiation. Details here and here. Here is another view on the potential benefits of cell phone radiation. Radio Amateur's Invention to Treat Alzheimer's Patients Going to Clinical Trials Inveterate inventor and radio amateur Eric Knight, KB1EHE, may be … Continue reading RF Energy to Treat Alzheimer