Small Cell Towers nixed in 7-hour Monterey Planning Commission meeting In a 7-hour marathon Planning Commission meeting Thursday evening, commissioners overruled staff and voted 7-0 to deny telecom giant Verizon’s application for a small cell tower in the Monte Vista neighborhood of Monterey. The meeting, held in City Council chambers, lasted from 6 pm Thursday … Continue reading 5G Small Cell Tower Opposition Growing
The IEEE has compiled some of the racers and their position in the race HERE. Where is your community in the race? Got Plan?
Bruce Kushnick, a Telecom Analyst and New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member has a long and rambling discussion of telco bait and switch on Medium, the last third of his article and link to full article is below. This does not bode well for rural broadband, just a higher tech digital divide. Cities, towns … Continue reading “5G” Wireless Is the New Fiber Optic, Bait-and-Switch Scandal
— Verizon bristled at the notion that other cities should try to ape its deal with San Jose, Calif., to contribute to a digital inclusion fund in exchange for streamlined access to install small cells. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel highlighted San Jose's agreements with Verizon, AT&T and Mobilitie on Wednesday, but Verizon's Will Johnson wrote … Continue reading Verizon Says No Way On San Jose Model
The nation’s wireless carriers continue to petition the FCC to issue guidelines to states and cities about how much they should charge for small cell deployments and other network upgrades. “Many municipalities unfortunately continue to demand exorbitant fees for access to rights-of-way and structures within them, including, for example, attachment fees that exceed $4,000 per … Continue reading Carriers Clamor For FCC Oversight Of State and City-Level Small Cell Fees
When Google Fiber launched their initiative broadband customers were all excited about the prospect of fiber to the home, breaking the AT&T and Comcast monopolies. The initial plan was to dig trenches and lay the fiber, but when that turned out to too costly, they turned to overhead distribution strategies. However, AT&T and Cable Companies … Continue reading Oh, The Incongruity
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