Category Archives: Cell Phone Towers

FCC Rules to Force Cities to Approve Cell Towers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new rules that will sidestep any zoning codes. The rules will force cities to approve cell towers and DAS (distributed antenna systems) and will prohibit cities from stopping wireless companies from expanding existing … Continue reading

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AT&T DAS Antennas, Palo Alto Locations

This is a DAS antenna, installed on a Palo Alto Utility pole. The antenna is shown at the top. Below the antenna are several equipment cabinets. AT&T’s original plans include 20 DAS (distributed antenna system) nodes, mounted on City of … Continue reading

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Coming to an Electrical Substation Near You

AT&T is working with the City of Palo Alto to broaden their coverage with cell towers located in many of the electrical substations in the city. The Daily Post published a map of the locations that are being considered. If … Continue reading

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The Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and their Effect on the Environment?

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s May 2011 Committee Resolution 1815, from a part of the world where there is no ban on making decisions about cell towers based upon health, is important to know what our government … Continue reading

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Noise Levels of DAS Antenna Equipment

A study completed by Hammett & Edison, Inc, Consulting Engineers,  shows that the maximum calculated noise levels from this equipment at a distance of 25 feet will be 40.0 right, 42.2 front, 40.1 left and 39.5 dBA back.    Combined … Continue reading

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AT&T Mails Postcards to Palo Alto Residents in Attempts to Get More Cell Antennas in Palo Alto

AT&T sent a four-color, fold out mailer with a return response card destined for the Palo Alto City Council to ask the City Council for “Better wireless coverage for Palo Alto” and urged recipients to “Tell the City Council you … Continue reading

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Palo Alto to Become Testing Spot for AT&T’s Antennas

The City of Palo Alto may be the premier testing spot for AT&T’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) project.    DAS antennas are smaller and can be mounted on utility poles throughout the city.   AT&T is hoping that these smaller … Continue reading

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FCC Creates Order for Pole Attachment Antennas (DAS)

In April, 2011, the FCC released an order that gives non-discriminatory access to pole tops, regulated rates, and timely access to utility poles for the DAS antennas and other wireless technologies. Essentially, the order: Set a maximum timeframe of 148 … Continue reading

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Distributed Antenna Systems In Palo Alto?

A distributed antenna system consists of multiple DAS nodes, typically mounted on utility poles consisting of an antenna and transmitter connected to a common source that will help deliver wireless service within a geographical area or in a structure. The … Continue reading

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Too Close for Comfort

In 2008, Dr. Gautam Khurana, a Mayo Clinic-trained neurosurgeon with an advanced neurosurgery fellowship in cerebral vascular and tumor microsurgery, concluded: “There is currently enough evidence and technology available to warrant industry and governments alike in taking immediate steps to … Continue reading

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