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1 hour ago, Trip said:

I've been looking for permits for Dish and have found there seem to be more of them in outlying areas than I can find in areas around major cities.  For example, I've found none in Fairfax County VA, and fewer than a dozen in Montgomery County MD, but more than a dozen in Washington County MD (near Hagerstown) and others in places like Chesterfield County VA (near Richmond) but not in Hagerstown or Richmond.

- Trip

"[Dave Mayo] said work in coastal cities like New York and Los Angeles will start later because the company plans to use rooftop sites, due to local regulations, that may require different equipment configurations."

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At least in the Washington/Idaho/Montana/Alaska market, Dish is not using any power lines or utility poles. They’re exclusively going with rooftops and existing tower structures. 

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2 hours ago, thisischuck01 said:

"[Dave Mayo] said work in coastal cities like New York and Los Angeles will start later because the company plans to use rooftop sites, due to local regulations, that may require different equipment configurations."

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Yeah, I saw that.  Doesn't really explain why they don't have permits for the poles in Fairfax County, for example.

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9 hours ago, RAvirani said:

At least in the Washington/Idaho/Montana/Alaska market, Dish is not using any power lines or utility poles. They’re exclusively going with rooftops and existing tower structures. 

Just heard back - this is a rule of thumb nationwide. Not sure how strictly other markets are following it but the team here is pretty adamant about it. 

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That's a great idea.  I hope they're able to stick to it and get some towers built in places where only power line towers exist today.

- Trip

 

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10 hours ago, Trip said:

That's a great idea.  I hope they're able to stick to it and get some towers built in places where only power line towers exist today.

- Trip

 

While that would be nice, it’s slowed down deployment in certain residential areas around Seattle where wooden utility poles are the only/best option today. In some cases, they’ve gone with lower masts on small grocery stores which really aren’t ideal (due to much higher clutter loss). 

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They still aren't running any towers of their own with customers on them, so far as I'm aware.  They've got a lot of gear popping up though, so construction does appear to be in progress, and I've seen permits in several areas.

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On 9/27/2021 at 10:49 AM, brockeb1 said:

Dish moving into the Black Hills of South Dakota.......have seen 3 permits so far. Also, their are 5 NB-IOT sites that were put in back in 2019 that were basically part of a spectrum hold promise. I assume these sites will be transitioned as well. 

Okay, we are up to 10 sites in Rapid City/Pennington County. Spoke with Pennington County Planning and Zoning and she expects more to come. Haven't checked the remainder of the Black Hills yet, but assume a similar situation. Also includes the NB-IOT sites which I assume are being transitioned as opposed to a new rack for just the cellular portion. 

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