Small Cell Pole Dilemma

Russ Steele As I am reading about 5G small cell implementation there is a nagging thought, how will cities, towns, and villages deal with multiple providers who want to install small cells on community light poles. What happens when AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/TMobile all want to use the same light pole? Not a problem in … Continue reading Small Cell Pole Dilemma

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Does It Matter If China Beats The Us To Build A 5G Network?

Wired takes a look at the stakes in the global competition to deploy the next-generation wireless service. TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR the next generation of wireless services aren’t even finalized, yet the US and China are already locked in a crucial race to be the first country to deploy a so-called 5G network. Or at least … Continue reading Does It Matter If China Beats The Us To Build A 5G Network?

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

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