California governor blocks small cell siting reform

first_imgHome California governor blocks small cell siting reform AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 OCT 2017 Tags Verizon shuffles executives T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound The governor of California blocked a bill approved by the state’s legislature which would have streamlined small cell siting regulations.Under the plan, which was backed by all four major US wireless carriers and industry association CTIA, a uniform permit process would have been established and fixed fees set for small cell deployments in the nation’s most populous state.Though the bill was passed by both the state assembly and senate in September, Governor Edmund Brown this week declined to sign it into law. Brown indicated in a letter to the state senate he recognised the “real value” in accelerating deployments of new technology, but insisted the preservation of local municipal interests “requires a more balanced solution” than seen in the bill.Wireless stakeholders – including Verizon and T-Mobile US – have been pushing for small cell siting reforms at the state level while they await potential action from the Federal Communications Commission on a nationwide scale. Bills similar to the one blocked in California were signed into law by the governors of Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, Rhode Island, Arizona, Iowa, Delaware, and Colorado among others. Ohio’s iteration of the bill, which was approved in December 2016, was stayed by the courts.Nationwide battleThe California veto is a blow to US operators, which have been working to densify their networks ahead of 5G. At an investor conference in June, for example, T-Mobile executives said the operator aims to add another 25,000 small cells to its current network of 15,000 small cells and DAS nodes in the coming years. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray in July touted the rollout of 1,000 small cells in Los Angeles, but all US operators report their expansions have been hindered by egregiously long permit reviews and exorbitant siting fees.In May, Sprint told the FCC it was forced to pay $7,535 per site in review fees when it added small cells to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas ahead of the 2017 Super Bowl.“Without relief, many small cell deployments will face long delays and excessive costs, hindering both wireless broadband deployment and US leadership in the race to 5G,” Verizon wrote in a FCC filing in March.At Mobile World Congress Americas in September, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure reiterated the warning, noting the US stands to lose its leadership position on 5G if government officials can’t “get their act together” on siting reform. Related Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonacenter_img Author Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleQualcomm aims to thrive on growing band complexityNext ArticleMobile tipped to play key role in Netflix growth Featured Content Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more 5GAT&TFederal Communications Commission (FCC)small cellsSprintT-Mobile USVerizonlast_img read more

Kasich appoints Lafferty to State Fair Board

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By Patricia Beech-Lizabeth Lafferty, the President of the Adams County Agricultural Society, has been appointed by Governor John Kasich to a seat on the Ohio State Fair Expositions Commission.The 14-member commission oversees nearly 200 shows each year, including the Ohio State Fair.Lafferty, who will represent all of Ohio’s County Fair Boards on the Commission, was approached earlier this year to gauge her interest in the position.“I told them I’m always interested in taking a better seat at the table,” she says. “I never want to close a door, especially if it’s going to better our county or better our fair.”Nevertheless, Lafferty says she was shocked when the e-mail announcing her appointment arrived from the Governor’s Office.“It was a total surprise,” she says. “But I’m really excited to be a voice for southern Ohio.”She says that in this new position she’ll be making a lot of connections that she hopes will benefit Adams County.“Taking a seat at this level brings more opportunities and resources,” she said. “I want to further our relationships with key players who can help us in every avenue associated with producing a county fair from the agricultural end of it, to the 4-H side of it, to the promoters and the buyers.”With Lafferty at the helm in recent years, the Adams County Fairgrounds has been transformed into a facility that conducts business year-round, not just the week of the fair. Annual car shows, livestock shows, horse shows, weddings, camps, demolition derbies, auctions, fitness groups, cloggers, company picnics, Freedom Fest, awareness groups, and 4-H activities keep the facility occupied and maintained.Lafferty is replacing Greg Simpson, former fair manager for the Clermont County Fair Board.She is the second Adams Countian in 10 years to be appointed to the Ohio State Fair Commission.Doug White of Manchester served as a member of the Ohio Expositions Commission from Feb. 2011 through Dec. 2016. White also previously served as president of the Ohio Senate from 2003 to 2005 and as Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce in Governor Bob Taft’s Cabinet.Lafferty’s term on the Commission’s board began Dec. 2, 2018 and ends Dec. 1, 2024. As an Ohio State Fair Commissioner, she will be required to attend one meeting per month and spend 10 days of the Ohio State Fair on the state fairgrounds in Columbus.In addition to her new position, Lafferty is the Superintendent of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Vice-President of the Adams County Medical Foundation, and President of the West Union High School Athletic Boosters. She is a lifelong resident of Adams County, residing in West Union with her husband, Dane Clark and their daughter Alexandria.She plans to spend the next few weeks becoming more familiar with her role as an Exposition Commission board member.“There’s a lot to cover,” she says. “But I believe everything happens for a reason and I’m excited to get started.”Established in 1961, the Ohio Exposition Commission produces the annual Ohio State Fair and hosts many other public events throughout the year. The Commission’s 14-member board consists of the Agricultural Chair of the Ohio Senate, the Agricultural and Natural Resources Chair of the Ohio House of Representatives, the Director of Development, the Director of Agriculture and the Director of Natural Resources. Of the nine Commission members appointed by the Governor, no more than five may be from any one political party. Expiration of appointed terms is staggered to ensure the continuity of the Commission at all times.Considered one of the most dynamic and unique event venues in the midwest, the Ohio Expo Center occupies 360 acres in the heart of Columbus, just north of downtown and minutes from Port Columbus International Airport.According to the Commission’s website, the Expo facility comprises more than “one million square feet of event space under roof; on-site parking for 14,000 vehicles; seating for 20,000 people and ties for 2,000 cattle” – making it one of the most flexible and accommodating sites capable of being customized for a variety of events.Lizabeth Lafferty, the President of the Adams County Agricultural Society, has been appointed by Governor John Kasich to a seat on the Ohio State Fair Expositions Commission. (Provided photo)center_img Kasich appoints Lafferty to State Fair BoardSays she hopes to make connections that will benefit Adams CountyDecember 7, 2018Mark CarpenterNews, Top Stories0 Top Searches Top Searches GaysTrickScott Lizabeth Lafferty, the President of the Adams County Agricultural Society, has been appointed by Governor John Kasich to a seat on the Ohio State Fair Expositions Commission. (Provided photo)last_img read more

Warren Haynes Announces More Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations And ‘Ashes & Dust’ Tour Dates

first_imgFollowing up Warren Haynes’ announcement last week of the return of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with stops in Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on July 1 and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 1, Haynes has announced two more shows for the summer, the first coming at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA on June 24, and the second on August 6 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York.In addition, Haynes will make up the West Coast portion of his tour with the Ashes & Dust Band that he had to cancel earlier this fall due to a family emergency. Tour gets underway on March 22 in Solana Beach, CA. Check below for full show details.last_img read more