Cell Tower Request For Ridgebury Has Arrived

Cell phone tower will bring in $12K in revenue for Evesham schools

We have no jurisdiction though, so all we will be able to do is comment on it. The referral went in front of both boards last night, but Ms. Brosius said she planned only on letting the commissioners know she had received it and that they would be asked to discuss it Tuesday, Nov. 12. We will accept it but it wont go much farther than that, she said. The project was also referred to the Conservation Commission so that the applicant can learn about the trails and active or passive recreation uses on the adjacent parcel now owned by the Town and managed as opened space that may be planned. Access to the proposed site is dependent on an easement through town-owned conservation land, as established under the approved resubdivision map, according to Ms. Brosius. When it finally arrives in front of the states siting council, the proposal will have to meet the states requirements of balancing the need for a tower with any significant adverse environmental effects. In the application to the town, Mr. Fisher submitted the projects technical report that concluded that the environmental effects involved localized visibility of the tower structure from residences, public properties and Seth Low Pierrepont State Park. He also stated that on-site management of storm water and erosion controls are required during and after construction because of the terrain of the lot.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/23196/cell-tower-request-for-ridgebury-has-arrived/

It wont be close to the school and wont do harm to the children, Student said. According to Nettleton, Verizon is looking to expand its 4G network in that part of town, and they estimate that it will assist Verizon customers online with their service. There is no cost to build the tower, Nettleton said. Verizon Wireless will build the tower on district property and rent the space from the district at approximately $1,000 per month. The tower has flexibility as well. This tower has been designed to accept other vendors, Nettleton said. They would require a separate leasing agreement with the district. Currently, the district is facing budgetary shortfalls, which has brought about conversations to close Evans Elementary School, in addition to other budgetary solutions, including selling district-owned property. Superintendent John Scavelli said at the most recent board of education meeting that the district will begin next years budget with a $2 million obligation for salary and benefits. According to Scavelli, approximately $1 million of that can be raised through taxes with the cap. We have a fundamental problem every year, which has been true last year, next year and the following year, Scavelli said at the meeting. The tax levy cap is here and unless that law is changed, we have to deal with it every single year. This is our particular problem on the scope were talking about. The cell phone tower is part of the districts answer to finding alternative avenues to raise money. The tower will be located within the bus lot due to fewer buses on the lot, according to Student.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://sj.sunne.ws/2013/11/08/cell-phone-tower-will-bring-in-12k-in-revenue-for-evesham-schools/

Cell Tower Companies: The Best Way To Invest In The Mobile Data Boom

Chilton REIT Team picture

The third publicly-traded tower company, SBA Communications (NASDAQ: SBAC ), owns about 15,000 towers in the US and 2,500 in international markets. October was an especially active month for the tower companies on the external growth front. On October 1, AMT acquired 5,900 towers from Global Tower Partners for $4.8 billion. On October 21, CCI announced the purchase of approximately 9,700 towers from AT&T, one of last remaining significant tower portfolios in the United States. Remaining concentrations include 12,000 towers owned by Verizon and 5,000 towers owned by US Cellular. Equity has come at an especially low cost for each of the tower companies as they generate substantial free cash flow which can be used for land acquisitions under existing towers, development of new towers, dividends, and stock repurchases. As of September 30, 2013, AMT owns the land (typically range of 2,000-10,000 sqft) under 29% of its US towers (12% total portfolio), while CCI generates about one-third of its gross margin from towers on owned land. Land acquisition is increasingly a high priority of both companies. For example, CCI has 100 employees devoted to nothing but negotiating with land owners. CCI estimates that one-third of land owners opt to sell when the lease expires and the other two-thirds extend the lease.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://seekingalpha.com/article/1801822-cell-tower-companies-the-best-way-to-invest-in-the-mobile-data-boom

Cell towers: Ready money, or indispensable cash cow?

The deal is a work in progress, with contracts still being drawn up. When a contract is settled the City Council will vote on it at a single session. Fredrick and Severson agree the communications towers bring in about $200,000 a year for the city. After that, their views diverge. Fredrick points out that $200,000 a year, multiplied by 40 years, equals $8 million of revenue for the city. The proposed 40-year lease to Unison, a New York-based company that manages cell towers across the country, would bring a $2.65 million lump sum payment to the city before the end of November. In addition, the city would get half of all revenues from new sales over the 40 years and would avoid the danger that improvements in cell technology in coming decades might render the towers obsolete. But Fredrick, who has criticized the deal many times before the City Council, doesnt like the numbers. He said the $2.65 million payment is $5.35 million short of the $8 million the city could expect to collect over the next 40 years if it kept the towers, and the city could collect 100 percent of new revenues instead of the 50 percent offered by Unison.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.omaha.com/article/20131105/NEWS2001/131039989

Rants from the Hill: Towering Cell Phone Trees

He said contrary to what AT&T and Mckeon say, the tower can be seen from many different points of the town. Andersen is against the tower and said he doesnt think cell service is a necessity comparable to the preservation of the historic town. We have terrible service here in Colebrook but that in a sense is not the biggest problem, he said. We are in a historic village. Its impinging on it. Bachman said the council is taking all of the opinions and statements into consideration during its process. She said she cannot disclose the entire process or project, but the council has asked AT&T to supply it with supplemental exhibits. AT&T will present the additional exhibits during the siting councils next public hearing on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. During that time the council will hear more comment from town residents as well as the cell company. The council will decide whether to accept the companys offer or not. Because the council has ultimate jurisdiction, it can suggest the town be place in a different location.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.registercitizen.com/general-news/20131102/decision-on-colebrook-cell-tower-proposal-still-up-in-the-air

Decision on Colebrook cell tower proposal still up in the air

Mercy Quaye

A cell phone tower disguised as a tree. This question of what cell towers look like is more significant than you might think, simply by virtue of scale. There are almost 7 billion mobile phones in the world, 328 million of which are in the U.S., which means that we have more cell phones than people in America, even if you count the infants which is probably wise, since babies will be using cell phones soon enough. This level of saturation necessitates a lot of towers: about 200,000 in this country alone, which adds up to a lot of ugly crap on hills and ridgelines. Because the range of a cell tower isnt much above 20 miles even this website when those hills and ridges arent in the way and because the number of towers is proportional to the number of users we need to build more towers every day, and they are most effective when installed in places that are visually prominent. It makes sense, then, that we entrepreneurial Americans would find a way to make a virtue of necessity and sell not only cell towers but also ways of disguising them. The tower-as-tree innovation was the work of Tucson-based Larson Camouflage, which pioneered the mono-pine back in 1992 and proudly describes itself as the leader in the concealment industry. Larson has figured out how to turn cell towers into a wide range of cultural and architectural objects, including water towers, grain silos, gas station signs, streetlights, flagpoles and chimneys. My favorite of these obfuscations is the disguising of a cell tower as a church steeple an appealing business proposition, since many local building codes permit churches an exception to maximum structure heights. It is even the case that some churches without steeples are now building them solely to accommodate cell towers. This can generate a handsome income in leasing fees, which average $45,000 per year but in some places run as high as a half million dollars.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.hcn.org/blogs/range/rants-from-the-hill-towering-cell-phone-trees

Vertical Consultants Assists Cell Tower Lease Clients In The Midwest Due To Network Expansion

Cell tower may be installed at Franich Park

Vertical Consultants has recently assisted many Midwest landowners who have turned to them for guidance with their cell tower leases, including property owners from Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Michigan. With this expansion into the Midwestern market, there is a need for property owners willing to lease their land for cell tower placement and, for those existing cell tower landlords, continuing their cell tower leases with their respective telecom tenants is vital. Vertical Consultants can work to negotiate terms that establish rights that are beneficial to the landowner while limiting the obligations that same party may have under that same agreement, or more to the point get the most and give up the least. A property owners first step will need to be to establish True Value of its site and go from there. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, As a result of recent mobile demand, networks are expanding their services in order to suffice these technological needs. This expansion is having a huge impact on the value of new cell tower leases and existing ones. Vertical Consultants makes it a priority to provide property owners from the Midwest, and all landowners throughout North America, with sufficient information and representation that will ultimately lead to their realization of the true value of their cell tower leases.” Giving credence to the assertion of disparity between property owners and telecom companies are Vertical Consultants results in not only increasing cell tower lease value, but also in recovering unpaid cell tower rents from telecom companies for their clients. In 2012, the telecom consulting firm increased property owners cell tower rent by 142% and has, in just over two years, recovered over 200 years worth of unpaid cell tower rent and expenses, collectively. Vertical Consultants was founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom and is comprised of group of telecom experts with decades of combined telecom experience. Vertical Consultants prides itself as the only true landowner advocate, handling all aspects of a telecom lease from start to finish while garnering unmatched results for their clients. To learn more about disparities within the telecom industry, please visit http://www.vertical-consultants.com or contact info(at)vertical-consultants(dot)com.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-vertical-consultants-assists-cell-tower-lease-clients-the-/2013/10/30/7509211.htm

Under the Watsonville Municipal Code, a telecommunications site must have a setback equal to twice the structures height between any residential unit or school. The proposed tower, according to the report, will be about 391 feet from the nearest adjacent residence and 243 feet away from a school. EBI Consulting, which prepared a radio frequency analysis for the proposal, found that the exposure level at the nearest walking surface will be 2.5 percent of the maximum exposure limit for the general public, the report stated. According to AT&T, the tower would improve coverage to the East Lake Avenue area, from Beck Street to Bridge Street, and along Tuttle Avenue from Rogers Street to Delta Way. The Planning Commission will also consider allowing El Miramar Sports Bar to operate with a beer and wine license again, more than six months after it was revoked by the City Council for reported violations. On Feb. 5, the Planning Commission voted to revoke El Miramars alcohol license after police reportedly found it operating as a night club without a permit and discovered minors drinking in the bar. The City Council upheld the decision at its April 9 meeting. According to Tavantzis and Merriams report, no police-related incidents have occurred at the business since the decision.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.register-pajaronian.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=15404

Aim to cut radiation with cell tower policy: Activists

Discussing the shape of the upcoming state policy on mobile towers, the delegation said that health hazards due to cell antennae could be reduced only by lowering radiation levels. “The state is coming up with a final policy on mobile towers, so citizen groups, doctors and other technical experts were invited by the chief secretary to give feedback and suggestions,” activist Prakash Munshi said on Thursday. Sources said the feedback may be used by the government while drafting the final cell tower policy . 10 Demands 1. BMC website should list all mobile tower sites covered by the HC stay on removal. Action should be taken against towers not covered by stay and flouting guidelines 2. Inform citizens about levels prior to DoT reduction of radiation norms by 90% in September 2012 and levels today 3. Maximum two antennae per tower on building rooftop 4. Tower tower leases height should be 10 metres above terrace level 5. Ban on towers on side walls 6.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Aim-to-cut-radiation-with-cell-tower-policy-Activists/articleshow/25022840.cms

Board Tables Johnson Elementary Cell Tower Decision

We can always come back at a later time and provide the issue with the support of the Johnson community, said Steve Graham, executive director of business services for the Cedar Rapids schools, during the meeting. We would be well served to do this for the community and I think they would support it given theres a $25,000-plus funding stream we could certainly use as a school district. The board voted unanimously, save for Board President Mary Meisterling who was absent, to table the motion. That vote came after a public hearing, in which Johnson Elementary parents voiced their concerns against going through with the vote at this time. Residents raised concerns about the health impacts the tower could have on students and staff in the building, whether or not Johnson was targeted because of the school populations ethnic and socioeconomic makeup, and the short timespan between announcement of the lease and the vote. Im just impressed that (the board members) listened to us and responded, said a surprised Dennis Barnett, parent of a Johnson student. The system works. Both Graham and Rob Kleinsmith, district buildings and grounds manager, said that Verizon requested to install the cell tower on Johnson, and the school was one of two structures in the area that the company considered for the project. Superintendent Dave Benson said the next step will be for consultants to visit Johnson and meet with community members about the issue. In addition, administrators will consult with the districts legal counsel about the process for bringing the agreement back for board approval at a later date. Benson said the timeline for both of these actions is before the boards next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://thegazette.com/2013/10/29/board-tables-johnson-elementary-cell-tower-decision/

Vertical Consultants Adds Tacoma Area Company as its Latest Cell Tower Lease Client

Contact Center Solutions Interaction Analyzer™

Responding to letters of concern over a possible cell tower going up in the Hillcrest area near the school and residences, Coun. Marg Kentel told council Monday that she had spoken with Industry Canada and learned the city could have a policy that might give council more say in where cell towers go in the community. Currently, Industry Canada only requires councils input for towers taller than 15 metres. What he said was that we can have a guideline and they will listen to the guideline if its realistic, said Kentel. I think just even saying, OK, theres another location, put it further back on the property so its further away from schools and day cares and families, that certainly would be logical. Kentel questioned why Rogers hasnt responded to public complaints or the city. Development Services director Kevin Pearson confirmed staff have no idea yet as to whats being proposed. He told council the City of Langley has a policy that requires 80 per cent approval of neighbours within 500 metres of a proposed tower site in order to get the citys endorsement. Couns. Ken Jamieson, Denise Reimer and Alan Harrison were enthusiastically supportive of a policy that would give council, and residents, some input. Harrison suggested the policy target towers under 15 metres.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.saobserver.net/news/229791721.html

Cedar Rapids School Board Tables Cell Phone Tower Installation

During the boards Monday regular meeting, members voted to table a motion to lease part of the buildings roof and an addition to Verizon Wireless for installation of a cell tower. If approved, the proposed agreement wouldve provided $25,800 to the districts general fund with a 3-percent annual increase for each subsequent year of the five-year contract. We can always come back at a later time and provide the issue with the support of the Johnson community, said Steve Graham, executive director of business services for the Cedar Rapids schools, during the meeting. We would be well served to do this for the community and I think they would support it given theres a $25,000-plus funding stream we could certainly use as a school district. The board voted unanimously, save for Board President Mary Meisterling who was absent, to table the motion. That vote came after a public hearing, in which Johnson Elementary parents voiced their concerns against going through with the vote at this time. Residents raised concerns about the health impacts the tower could have on students and staff in the building, whether or not Johnson was targeted because of the school populations ethnic and socioeconomic makeup as well as the short timespan between announcement of the lease and the vote. Im just impressed that (the board members) listened to us and responded, said a surprised Dennis Barnett, parent of a Johnson student. The system works. Both Graham and Rob Kleinsmith, district buildings and grounds manager, said that Verizon requested to install the cell tower on Johnson and the school was one of two structures in the area that the company considered for the project. Superintendent Dave Benson said the next step will be for consultants to visit Johnson and meet with community members about the issue. In addition, administrators will consult with the districts legal counsel about the process for bringing the agreement back for board approval at a later date. Benson said the timeline for both of these actions is before the boards next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Nov.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.kcrg.com/home/top-9/Cedar-Rapids-School-Board-Tables-Cell-Phone-Tower-Installation–229632631.html

City initiates action on cell towers

is a wholesaler of http://towerleases.com/cell-phone-tower-leases-surplus-cash/ hardwood and softwood lumber, plywood, millwork and associated industrial wood components, serving customers throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada since 1981. The company is also a cell tower landlord leasing its business property to house telecom equipment. Specialty Forest Products, Inc., receiving rent from their telecom tenant, was concerned they were not being paid full value for the use of their land and engaged Vertical Consultants as a result. The experts at Vertical Consultants reviewed the telecom lease associated with Specialty Forest Products, Inc.’s property and deemed it necessary to renegotiate the terms within the lease. After receiving the result from Vertical Consultants complimentary cell tower lease review, Specialty Forest Products, Inc. officially signed on with the telecom consulting firm as a client. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, “We are pleased to welcome Specialty Forest Products, Inc. to our growing clientele list. We proudly offer valuable information that will lead to monetary gain and better cell tower lease terms to property owners across North America. We make it our priority to provide all landowners with beneficial advice, expertise and above all, results, and we are have been successful in doing so.” The telecom consulting firm has become a catalyst for positive change in the telecom industry.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-vertical-consultants-adds-tacoma-area-company-as-its-/2013/10/29/7506082.htm

AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

Theres no evidence that theres anything that will … replicate the need for these macro cells, Marshall said. Though its hard to make detailed predictions, networks 28 years from now will probably feed increasingly powerful mobile devices with updated information and help users find what they need, he said. The mobile device ends up having every piece of information you could ever possibly be interested in, Marshall said. The current MicroSD standard allows for cards with capacities as high as 2TB, one indication that theres a long way to go for on-device storage, he said. Smarter, faster networks will help consumers use all that data, using context cues such as time and location to show users the content they need in real time, Marshall said. Future networks will also connect many more types of devices, some of which will fade into the background from consumers perspective, Marshall said. Twenty-eight years from now, the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 may look like the invention of the microprocessor in 1971 does now. If you look at how the microprocessor is used now, its used in absolutely everything, Marshall said. Over the very protracted timeline, the same thing happens with the mobile device. AT&T and Crown Castle seem confident all this will pay off. When their rights under the deal expire in an average of 28 years, Crown Castle will have the right to buy those 9,100 towers for a sum that the companies estimate at $4.2 billion.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.pcworld.com/article/2056660/atandt-looks-28-years-into-the-future-of-cell-towers.html

Oakland Police Radio Culprit: Cell Towers

Officers routinely have been unable to connect to dispatchers or to communicate with other officers. In addition, the radios do not work in hundreds of buildings, including the basement of Oakland police headquarters. The night President Obama visited Oakland in July, police radios went down, although after the president had left town. More issues to inspect Cruise emphasized that cell tower interference was only one part of the city’s examination. “Our investigation is continuing,” Cruise said. “This is not the end of it, for sure. There are plenty more issues we’re looking at. We’re working on plans to remove all of them.” Cruise said the city will be looking at cell phone towers of other companies, particularly T-Mobile , which uses a frequency that might also interfere with police radios. Oakland and the Federal Communications Commission had been investigating the police radio communications problems.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-police-radio-culprit-cell-towers-3802585.php

Enterkin, District 5 Challenger, Has Cell Tower, Billboard Interests

The agreement, under which Crown Castle will also buy about 600 AT&T towers outright, will bring AT&T about $4.85 billion in cash up front. Its expected to close by the end of this year. After Crown Castle takes http://www.wickedlocal.com/belmont/newsnow/x1838119990/Cell-tower-lease-terminated over the towers, it will lease them back to AT&T, so the carrier says it doesnt expect the transaction to affect subscribers service. But the arrangement does provide a hint of how much faith mobile companies have in the future of this still-young business. At 28 years, stretching out until 2041, the average lease term for these towers is far beyond the horizon of most predictions about mobile bandwidth, apps or devices. But the trends underlying mobile data point to new capabilities coming online for years, and full-size cell towers are likely to be critical infrastructure for decades, according to Tolaga Research analyst Phil Marshall. Its a pretty good bet, he said. Vendors are already looking at demand for the next generation of mobile networks, a so-called 5G thats not yet being hashed out as a standard. Vish Nandlall, Ericssons CTO and senior vice president of strategy, said last week that 5G gear is likely to appear in commercial networks beginning in 2020. He sees it offering 10 times the capacity of 4G LTE, as well as features for low-power machine-to-machine communications. Photo: Stephen Lawson Vish Nandlall, CTO and senior vice president of strategy at Ericsson, speaking at the 2013 GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco If a new generation of mobile comes every 10 years, as Nandlall believes, then 28 more years may bring us to 7G.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.pcworld.com/article/2056660/atandt-looks-28-years-into-the-future-of-cell-towers.html

AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

Cellphone towers have been an issue of importance to District 5 especially, where community members organized to oppose the placement of new towers. Councilwoman Archibong introduced 11-O-0533 in 2012 to place limits on new cell phone towers within certain parts of the District. The legislation passed in July 2013. Meanwhile, as for billboards, the Georgia Legislature passed HB 179 in 2011, which allows billboard owners to cut down trees within five hundred feet of a billboard. This legislation is already having an impact in Atlantas Buckhead community, where Councilmembers and neighborhood groups will be stymied in their efforts to implement pedestrian-friendly zoning schemes such as SPI 9 and SPI 12. Enterkin, a little-known recent entry to the race, who has been attacking Archibong, works as Vice President of Landmark Dividend, a company that financially benefits from billboards and cellphone towers. Landmark makes lump sum payments to landowners who have long-term leases for cell phone towers and billboards, but then acquires the lease payments. According to her LinkedIn page, Enterkin has served as VP since 2012. Her job description is: Oversee a diverse portfolio of real estate acquisitions including wireless, wind turbine, solar, and billboard advertising. Detail includes contract negotiations, due diligence, purchase facilitation, market research, portfolio analysis, and long term financial goals.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2013/10/26/enterkin-district-5-challenger-has-cell-tower-billboard-interests.html

West Vancouver Cell Towers Not A Done Deal: Moore

New cellular telephone tower proposed for Johnson Elementary School

Capacity crowds turned out to town hall meetings hosted by the District of West Vancouver earlier this month where the towers were roundly panned as health risks, view spoilers and anchors on property values. Several residents expressed disbelief that the District of West Vancouver was powerless to veto the towers, if council was so inclined. The health concerns raised by residents at the two town hall meetings are “not an uncommon anxiety,” Moore said, but added it is up to Rogers to justify the science and allay local fears. “There were a lot of fears that were raised over smart meters and the science was proven quite clearly that smart meters were not a threat in any way to public health. Cell phone towers are a different technology but companies have to demonstrate that there is no public health concern,” he said. Rubbishing the towers would result in less coverage, more dropped calls and slower Internet, all of which would spell harm for small businesses, Moore added. “There’s a cost to saying no,” he said. And Moore pointed out, cell towers are now more regulated than they were in the past, including a requirement that cell companies share towers to keep them from proliferating needlessly across the country. “If it wasn’t for our government, there could be a dozen towers coming up on the North Shore without proper community consultation,” he said. While Industry Canada has the final veto, the public opposition expressed at the recent town hall meetings was not a waste, Weston said. “The reason the district had these meetings is because it knows it has an influential say and it did a good job in opening the doors to very actively engaged public meetings.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nsnews.com/news/west-vancouver-cell-towers-not-a-done-deal-moore-1.665613

Don’t Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane

At 28 years, stretching out until 2041, the average lease term for these towers is far beyond the horizon of most predictions about mobile bandwidth, apps or devices. But the trends underlying mobile data point to new capabilities coming online for years, and full-size cell towers are likely to be critical infrastructure for decades, according to Tolaga Research analyst Phil Marshall. Its a pretty good bet, he said. Vendors are already looking at demand for the next generation of mobile networks, a so-called 5G thats not yet being hashed out as a standard. Vish Nandlall, cell tower lease specialist Ericssons CTO and senior vice president of strategy, said last week that 5G gear is likely to appear in commercial networks beginning in 2020. He sees it offering 10 times the capacity of 4G LTE, as well as features for low-power machine-to-machine communications. Photo: Stephen Lawson Vish Nandlall, CTO and senior vice president of strategy at Ericsson, speaking at the 2013 GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco If a new generation of mobile comes every 10 years, as Nandlall believes, then 28 more years may bring us to 7G. Even the most advanced technologies in labs today wont go that far, instead giving hints about the networks of just 15 years from now, Tolagas Marshall said. Small cells will transform networks over the next few years, allowing carriers to serve more subscribers in areas of dense mobile use, but the kind of longer-range towers Crown Castle is buying into will still be needed for broad coverage, he said.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.pcworld.com/article/2056660/atandt-looks-28-years-into-the-future-of-cell-towers.html

AT&T looks 28 years into the future of cell towers

Vish Nandlall

1, 2012. The New York region is replacing a rail network built over a century with a patchwork constructed day-by-day to move its 8 million people again as it struggles back to life after Hurricane Sandy. New York City Residents charge their cell phones and computers on the East River esplanade in New York, U.S., on Nov. 1, 2012. The New York region is replacing a rail network built over a century with a patchwork constructed day-by-day to move its 8 million people again as it struggles back to life after Hurricane Sandy. Toms River, N.J. An American flag flies in front of a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 1, 2012 in Toms River, New Jersey. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/cell-phones-hurricane-sandy_n_4118262.html

Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2013. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. 2013 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2013_10_20_att_strikes_4_85_billion_deal_with_cell_tower_operator_crown_castle.html

Town Council Considers a Cell Tower Replacement

There are some safety precautions that have to take place with them, Kleinsmith said. The pros are its a funding source. Obviously its great to have the funding that is being provided by the cell tower people for our general fund. The plan is designed so that people wouldnt really notice the tower. The transmitters will sit behind a wall on the roof, and other mechanical equipment will sit behind a similar structure on the ground. On this fall day at Johnson Elementary, the parents we spoke with didnt object. Its not bothering the kids [or] interfering with their ability to learn, is good for the school district, said Johnson Elementary parent Hayley Kalous. I think anything to benefit the kids education, anything that would benefit the school as far as financially, added parent Amber Mason. Three other cell towers currently sit on school property, one at both Wilson and Roosevelt schools and a bigger one at Kingston Stadium. In times of tight budgets, Kleinsmith said the cell tower money from all four would add up.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://thegazette.com/2013/10/22/new-cellular-telephone-tower-proposed-for-johnson-elementary-school/

AT&T strikes $4.85 billion deal with cell tower operator, Crown Castle

Glen Pierson from PierCon, an engineer specializing in wireless communications, presented at the meeting. He reviewed the existing baseline coverage from the four major cellular providers, which are Verizon, AT& T, Sprint and T-Mobile. He analyzed both the existing baseline coverage as well as the existing radiofrequency environment. It was concluded that the radiofrequency environment in the area today is within the existing FCC guidelines. It was also determined that replacing the current 120-foot tower with a new 140-foot tower would not increase the radiofrequency in the environment by any significant amount that would be considered unsafe by the FCC. All of the technical details of this report can be found on the Randolph Township website link PierCon Reports ). When the public portion of the meeting began, one concerned resident shared some research she found on the internet regarding the impact of unsafe radio waves on children. She pointed out that the proposed tower is directly across from the Middle School and the High School. Other residents felt that Piersons findings show that a new cell tower would impose minimal increase in risk, and stated that improving our communication in times of emergency is their primary safety concern. Randolph Mayor Thomas MacArthur said, This is the very beginning of discussions on this subject, and this is the first of many meetings to present the research conducted by PierCon Solutions. MacArthur concluded the meeting, assuring the attendees that this topic would be placed on a future agenda. He invited the public to once again attend and voice their opinions. TAP into your town!
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://thealternativepress.com/sections/government/articles/town-council-considers-a-cell-tower-replacement

Vertical Consultants Assists Property Owners With Atlanta Cell Tower Expansion

Cell Tower update -Can you hear the neighborhood association now?

Vertical Consultants has recently assisted many Atlanta area landowners who have turned to them for guidance with their cell tower leases, including property owners from the metro area, as well as surrounding locales such as Norcross and Cumming. With this expansion into the Atlanta market, there is a need for property owners willing to lease their land for cell tower placement and, for those existing cell tower landlords, continuing their cell tower leases with their respective telecom tenants is crucial. Vertical Consultants can work to negotiate terms that establish rights that are beneficial to the landowner, while limiting the obligations that same party may have under that same agreement, or more to the point: get the most and give up the least. A property owners first step will need to be to establish true value of its site and go from there. Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states, The incredible growth in mobile demand is having a huge impact on the value of new cell tower leases and existing ones, yet cell tower landlords often do not realize it. Vertical Consultants strives to provide property owners, not only in Atlanta, but throughout North America, with empirical information and representation that leads to the landowners realization of monetary gain within their cell tower leases. Giving credence to the assertion of disparity between property owners and telecom companies are Vertical Consultants results in not only increasing cell tower lease value, but also in recovering unpaid cell tower rents from telecom companies for their clients. In 2012, the telecom consulting firm increased property owners cell tower rent by 142%, and has, in just over two years, recovered over 200 years worth of unpaid cell tower rent and expenses, collectively. Vertical Consultants was founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom and is comprised of group of telecom experts with decades of combined telecom experience. Vertical Consultants prides itself as the only true landowner advocate, handling all aspects of a telecom lease from start to finish while garnering unmatched results for their clients.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-vertical-consultants-assists-property-owners-with-atlanta-cell-/2013/10/17/7483286.htm

Image Caption

Kevin Hart with the group No Telus Tower says residents were suddenly notified by letter Thursday. It is not going to go over very well. Obviously we were successful in postponing the tower going up four months ago and I think people are not going to be very happy. Hart says Telus has failed to consult with the community. I wouldnt expect any less from a big company like that to clearly the bare minimum to what they have to do within the law and try to bully people. He says in the letter Telus warns of legal consequences should anyone interfere with construction. Telus says they have engaged in an exhaustive search for an alternate site for the 50-foot high cell phone tower to no avail. Spokesperson Liz Sauve says it is also becoming a safety issue in the area as poor reception affects 9-1-1 calls. We have received dozens of calls over the past few months from residents complaining about poor service and in fact this area is the worst corridor in the entire city for dropped calls and a poor wireless signal. If we dont proceed now the existing service in the area will seriously deteriorate in the coming months and years. As for any health affects Sauve says the site will meet Health Canadas stringent safety codes. She says a vacuum cleaner will give off more radiation that the Telus cell tower.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a http://towerleases.com/factors-determining-cell-phone-tower-lease-rates/ href=’http://www.cknw.com/2013/10/17/depsite-protests-controversial-telus-cell-tower-is-going-up/&#8217; rel=’nofollow’>http://www.cknw.com/2013/10/17/depsite-protests-controversial-telus-cell-tower-is-going-up/

Depsite protests, controversial Telus cell tower is going up

The person assigned to make the Citys decision, Hearings Officer Scott Fewel had to weigh the citys ten recommendations and NENs objections against portions of city law that allows variances to law be made for many reasons. On September 9, Fewel decided to grant AT&T the variance. He said he found that AT&T adequately addressed what was needed to qualify for a variance as long as it also followed the Citys ten recommendations. He did not comment on NENs objections. At NENs request, Ward 1 City Councilman Chuck Bennett asked for the Council Call Up. This means a new review of the entire matter will occur on October 28, with Fewels decision no longer binding. We hope the council will look at the matter all over again, says NENs Nancy McDaniel. We dont know if this will result in the cell tower being rejected, but we just didnt feel the application was complete and there are some issues we would like to be addressed. Both sides are expected to express their positions at the October 28th hearing; written public testimony is allowed prior to that date. The second major hearing concerning cell towers in Salem is scheduled for December 2nd. This hearing will discuss the way Salems laws may be altered to more effectively govern wireless communication facilities. As a result of this meeting the city may change, among other things, the rules for cell tower dimensions and placement. Three existing Salem cell towers have already received variances from current code on how tall they can be or how near they can be to people. The potential new structure on State Street, if it is approved, would be the fourth; it would be 81% closer to areas zoned for people (residences and offices) than current law allows. The codes that govern these matters were last updated in 1996, and both the Citys Planning Division and Planning Commission believe re-writing and reorganization are needed. On December 2nd a possible new set of codes, titled SRC715, which are available for review on the City of Salems website, will be discussed.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.willamettelive.com/2013/news/cell-tower-update-can-you-hear-the-neighborhood-association-now/