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City Wins, AT&T Loses, in Kentucky Pole Attachment Dispute

A federal court has sided with a Kentucky municipality and against AT&T in a case concerning access to utility poles. No state or federal law prevents Louisville, KY from requiring a “one-touch make-ready” ordinance outlining new procedures for installing communications infrastructure on utility poles in the city, a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ruled Thursday.

Make-ready work generally consists of moving or rearranging existing wires and attachments on utility poles to make space for new attachments.

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Product Showcase: BKON Extension Bracket

BKON Extension Bracket- Attaches to existing incandescent base Flip top design for simple installation – Your Nesting Solution

The BKON extension bracket’s primary use is to add extra height to the beacons that have been blocked by antennas. This is a simple way to get the beacons out where they can be visible and keep your towers safe.

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City of Huntsville, AL Partners with Southern Linc For LTE Services

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Linc has entered into a partnership with the City of Huntsville and Madison County Alabama’s 911 dispatch center. Southern Linc will add LTE equipment to certain Madison County towers to connect city and county first responders to Linc’s new LTE network. The Huntsville agreement enables Huntsville and the Madison County 911 Dispatch Center (MadCo 911) to use Southern Linc’s LTE network for wireless data transmission.

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Resident Opposition Forces T-Mobile to Co-Locate on American Tower Site

One week ago, August 10, the Chief Operating Officer of Branch Towers, LLC — Jared Ledet representing client T-Mobile, came to Vanderpool, TX to talk to residents about building a new tower to accommodate the carrier. The locals, with over 1,800 signatures in hand petitioning for another option, already had one in mind – an existing tower owned by American Tower Corp, according to the Bandera County Courier.

“Vanderpool has benefitted from the flexibility of a major carrier,” Ledet told the Courier and said, “the desire to be a good community partner and a good neighbor is very important to both T-Mobile and Branch Towers.” 

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County Has Ribbon Cutting For Towers Bringing Broadband to Rural Schools

Earlier this week, AT&T announced that high-speed internet service is now available for more rural areas in Chilton and Autauga (Alabama) counties, thanks to three new towers, reported The Clanton Advertiser. The combined tower coverage is estimated to bring service to 700 homes and businesses.

Area officials – Maplesville Mayor W.C. Hayes, Chilton County Commissioner Jimmie Hardee, and Alabama Senator Clyde Chambliss – commented on the positive impact broadband will have for school students.

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