Cell Tower Rats

There is growing opposition to cell phones towers as telcos start asking permission to install more 4G towers and 5G small cell tower on about every city block. Here are some examples: Sebastopol Palo Alto Santa Rosa Danville The opposition often cites studies showing evident carcinogenicity from cell phone radiation, so we should be concerned. … Continue reading Cell Tower Rats

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The Brookings Institute asks Will the US be 5G Ready? Will Communities Be Ready?

Brookings makes three important points. 1. The U.S. must rapidly adopt complementary public policies with timelines that address ongoing spectrum shortage concerns. 2. The deployment of small cell technologies must become a priority to accelerate 5G infrastructure. 3. Stakeholders involved in 5G deployment must keep top of mind the economic and social good that these … Continue reading The Brookings Institute asks Will the US be 5G Ready? Will Communities Be Ready?

Ft. Collins Colorado Did It, Why Not Your City?

Recognizing that broadband is critical infrastructure Ft Collins sold bonds to build a city run fiber network. The story is in the Coloradoan: After several months of laying the groundwork for building and operating a new high-speed broadband network, the community recently celebrated two significant milestones in that process. The bond sale closed June 14, … Continue reading Ft. Collins Colorado Did It, Why Not Your City?

Maine Towns Put Up Cash for Better Internet Service

The towns of Calais and Baileyville are following the lead of other towns and putting up the money to make faster Internet speeds a reality. Municipally funded networks are one solution to the problem that officials statewide agree needs some kind of outside support, according to the Maine Municipal Association. “In recent years, it has … Continue reading Maine Towns Put Up Cash for Better Internet Service

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

Coalitions Nudge Congress On Spectrum

— 16 organizations including the wireless industry groups CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association and the Wireless Infrastructure Association are sending a letter to Congress today urging the advancement of the AIRWAVES Act spectrum bill, S. 1682 (115) and H.R. 4953 (115) , which aims to allocate more airwaves for the private sector while calling for … Continue reading Coalitions Nudge Congress On Spectrum