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Sprint Plans a 2017 ‘Boost’ In Capital Expenditures

sprintSmall cell deployment is on multiple telecoms’ radars for 2017, and Sprint Corp.’s CFO Tarek Robbiati has gone on record saying his company is planning ahead as well.

The Kansas City Business Journal reported the company plans on more capital expenditures next year along with small cell gains. Sprint has said that small cells are a “key part” of the company’s plan to “densify its existing network by deploying them in areas with heavy traffic.”

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Pare Down or Dismantle the FCC: Trump Advisors Debate

We’re learning more about how the members of President-elect Donald Trump’s advisors view the FCC. Commission team leader Jeffrey Eisenach, who’s also a candidate to become the next chairman, thinks the agency needs to be dismantled. His colleague, former Sprint lobbyist Mark Jamison, believes the Commission needs to have its role diminished.

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Attorney Deems Broadband a Public Utility in Southern Indiana

Central States Towers is looking to install a 305-foot self-supported tower in a county in Southern Indiana, which would be located between 1,500 and 1,800 feet from the nearest residential area, reports batesvillehearldtribune.com.

Attorney Russell Brown, representing Verizon, one of the carriers that plans to co-locate on the site, argued the tower was necessary to broadband access in the rural area. Brown said broadband access should be treated as a public utility.

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Will Trump Scuttle U.S. Telecom Cuban Beachhead?

It’s unclear how the new administration will treat U.S.-Cuba diplomatic and economic relations. President Obama has been making strides to normalize them, and recently President-elect Donald Trump threatened to end those efforts. “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate the deal,” Trump tweeted.

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How Do I Sell My Cell Lease?

john-pestleSelling a cell lease and future leasing rights for the site in question usually involves three steps.

First, deciding whether you want to sell. Often the first question to ask is whether you can take the money from a sale, invest it, and get the same amount of money as you’re currently getting in rent.

If answer is “no”, usually you stop . . .

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