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WIA’s Adelstein Testifies Before Congress For More Support For 5G

The nation needs more spectrum and wireless infrastructure to support the data needs of 5G, according to Wireless Infrastructure Association President/CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “The massive growth in the number of connected devices will strain the capabilities of the infrastructure we have today,” he told members of the House Communications Subcommittee Thursday in a hearing on 5G. Others who testified included David Broecker, CEO of Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Dr. Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group and Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas.

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Drones Have NATE’s Attention and Support

NATE Goes to Washington  (Part Four of Four)

Several representatives of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) came to Washington, D.C. recently to lobby Congress, the FCC and various government agencies. Inside Towers Washington Bureau Chief Leslie Stimson sat down with the six members of their lobbying team to discuss NATE’s regulatory priorities and get a sense of their 30 meetings. Sitting at the table were: NATE Board Director John Paul Jones, Board Chairman Jim Tracy, COO Paula Nurnberg, Board Director Randy Scott, Executive Director Todd Schlekeway and Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Jim Goldwater.

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FCC Blows Cobwebs Off Media Ownership Rules

Broadcasters have wanted the media ownership rules relaxed even more since they were first eased in 1996 as part of the Telecommunications Act. Thursday, that wish was granted when the FCC voted to eliminate the Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule, Radio/Television Cross-Ownership Rule, and Television Joint Sales Agreement Attribution Rule. The FCC also voted to adopt an incubator program to expand ownership diversity and will seek public input on how it should be designed.  

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Carriers Expelled From High School Tower

The three big carriers – AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile – lost their leases on a controversial 80-foot tower at Rogers High School, which neighbors have tried to remove for years due to aesthetic purposes. Although all equipment should come off the tower by the end of the year, no carriers have removed theirs yet; if removed, the schools stand to lose approximately $90,000 annually because of the expiring leases.

Newport This Week reported the carriers are now suggesting an even taller tower standing at 140-feet – with Verizon occupying the 120-foot mark, T-Mobile at 130-feet, and AT&T at the 140-foot spot – to provide coverage.

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TowerXchange Meetup Asia December 12-13 in Singapore

TowerXchange is once again gathering the 250-plus top professionals from the regional telecom infrastructure industry, from technical and operational experts overseeing the day-to-day management of Asia’s towers, to C-level executives driving their company’s strategy in the sector, alongside the influencers in the investment community.

The Meetup will be held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for two days of invaluable networking, knowledge sharing and business opportunities.

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