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Pacific Grove Votes to Allow Wireless Installation by Alan Hearty

The City of Pacific Grove, California recently voted to allow the installation of a wireless cell phone tower behind a local high school. The city council voted 5-2 in favor of allowing the new wireless facility to be constructed. The approval...

Cell Towers

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Cell Tower Industry

In what is being hailed as a significant victory for the cell tower industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that local governments must provide reasons when they deny applications to build cell towers.  This decision upholds the requirements of...

Cell Towers, Litigation

SCOTUS Set To Decide On T-Mobile Tower Case

Back in May, we highlighted a story where the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear T-Mobile’s case regarding how a city justifies its denial of a tower-setting permit. Well, the Court has heard the arguments and is set to announce its decision...

Cell Towers, Litigation

Balancing Act

Expanding wireless coverage oftentimes involves balancing two competing interests – (1) those of the general public who continue to demand the fastest, strongest and most technologically advanced wireless service, and (2) those of the individuals in...

Cell Towers, Cellular Networks

Bay Area Residents Want More Wireless Towers

A 2014 Bay Area Council Poll found overwhelming support among residents for installation of new antennae, cell towers and fiber optic cables in their city.  According to over 1,000 residents surveyed, a whopping 74 percent say it’s time to upgrade...

Cell Towers

Will Google’s presence trigger a market shift?

Wireless data traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace and there is no end in sight.  Indeed, the current numbers indicate that the number of mobile Internet users has surpassed desktop users as tablets erode the PC markets.  Currently, macro cell...

Cellular Networks, Cell Towers, Wireless Carriers, California Wireless Law

Tomorrowland: AT&T Bringing Small Cells To Disney

 

The use of small cells – short range mobile cell sites used to complement larger macro cells, or cell towers – continues to grow.  Small cells allow mobile operators to add capacity and expand coverage in high-traffic areas, such as shopping...

Cell Towers, Cellular Networks, California Wireless Law

Lights, Ballasts…Interference???

On February 7, the FCC cited a Los Angeles landlord for operating industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment that is causing harmful interference at a downtown Los Angeles high rise.  The offending ISM equipment  involves two-lamp...

Cell Towers, California Wireless Law

A California jurisdiction tightens its belt

In response to complaints from its residents about unsightly “cell tower” farms, the San Marcos Planning Commission unanimously approved a proposed cell tower ordinance that would be among the strictest in San Diego County.  The law would limit the...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers

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