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FCC’s Latest 5G Spectrum Auction and the Call to Open the Mid-Band By Alan Hearty

Launch of 5G Spectrum Auction

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in mid-April 2019, announced two key initiatives intended to bolster the deployment of fifth-generation (5G) wireless infrastructure, touching on two prongs of the...

California Wireless Law, 5G, 5G Auction, Alan Hearty

Minimizing the Rural Digital Divide in the Face of 5G by Alan Hearty

The FCC’s Push to Deploy 5G Infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving quickly to expedite the implementation of 5G technology. As discussed in a prior post (Overview of the FCC's 5G FAST Plan by Alan Hearty), one tool...

California Wireless Law, 5G, 5G Auction, Alan Hearty, 5G Networks, Digital Opportunity Fund

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Cell Tower Citing Issue by Alan Hearty

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a case regarding how a city justifies its denial of a tower-setting permit.  More specifically, the Supreme Court will rule on the Eleventh Circuit’s holding that the city of...

California Wireless Law, Alan Hearty, cell tower, cell tower issues

Lights, Ballasts...Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Interference? by Alan Hearty

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...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, ISM

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sprint to Use Green Technology by Alan Hearty

In what appears to be a continuing trend toward the implementation of green technology, Sprint has announced that it intends to replace its back-up generators with hydrogen fuel cells for cell sites located in large urban areas.  The push toward...

California Wireless Law, Wireless Carriers, Fuel Cells, Alan Hearty, Green Earth Technologies, Green Technology

More Wireless Industry Consolidation: A Game-Changing Deal by Alan Hearty

Sprint moves one step closer towards its goal of acquiring T-Mobile as it receives proposals from two (2) banks to finance Sprint’s potential acquisition of T-Mobile.  Expected to take anywhere from twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months, the deal...

California Wireless Law, Wireless Carriers, Regulations, Alan Hearty, Wireless Industry News, Wireless Industry

San Marcos Tightens its Belt with New Cell Tower Ordinance by Alan Hearty

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...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, cell tower, Cell Tower Ordinance

Wireless Industry Responds to Wireless Infrastructure Rules by Alan Hearty

Last week, wireless industry providers along with several hundred others filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in response to the agency’s PROPOSED RULES on wireless deployment and infrastructure siting.  Two industry groups,...

California Wireless Law, Regulations, Alan Hearty, Wireless Deployment, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC's Notice on Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act  by Alan Hearty

Section 6409(a) of last year’s Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 prohibits state and local governments from denying any eligible facilities’ request for a modification of an existing ‘wireless tower or base station’ that does...

California Wireless Law, Alan Hearty, Middle Class Tax Relief, Job Creation Act

FCC Offers Modest Reforms to Accelerate Broadband Buildout with Bigger Reforms Over-the-Horizon

On Friday, January 25, 2013, the FCC Chairman announced several “new and forthcoming” measures under the Commission’s existing Broadband Acceleration Initiative that seeks to speed broadband buildout by lifting barriers to accessing utility poles,...

California Wireless Law, Alan Hearty

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