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Released: April 27, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 12 - 671
April 27, 2012

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP AGENDA:

PROMOTING MOBILE BROADBAND IN YOUR COMMUNITY

BY COLLOCATING WIRELESS ANTENNAS ON

COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS AND OTHER STRUCTURES

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in cooperation with the National Association of
Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), will host a workshop focusing on collocations of
wireless and broadband antennas on communications towers and other structures on Tuesday, May 1,
2012, 9:30 AM – 4 PM EDT, in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington,
DC. The FCC will also webcast the workshop on the FCC web page.
The workshop will provide an overview of how collocations can promote the availability of
mobile broadband, public safety, and other wireless services in a manner consistent with community
priorities. Panelists will discuss the technical, structural, and business considerations underlying
collocations on a variety of structure types, including wireless towers, AM radio/broadcast towers, public
safety communications towers, utility infrastructure, and rooftops. The workshop will explore examples
of cooperative solutions that have facilitated wireless deployment while recognizing community interests.
We will also discuss the significance of the FCC’s Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the
Collocation of Wireless Antennas.

Collocation Workshop Agenda

9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Rick Kaplan, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
Jennifer Manner, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC
Anthony Perez, President-Elect, NATOA
Joyce Dickerson, Chairman, FCC Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and
Councilwoman, Richland County, GA
10:00 am

Presentation: The Legal Framework Governing Collocations

Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
10:45 am

Break

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11:00 am

Panel #1: Technical, Business and Structural Considerations for Collocations

Brian Kooyman, Manager, Wireless Network/Site Development, Sprint Nextel
Neil Kuplic, Vice President and Director of Structural Engineering Services, FDH
Engineering Inc.
Ed Roach, Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Compliance, SBA Communications
Corporation
Moderators: Dan Abeyta, Assistant Chief, and Don Johnson, Attorney, Spectrum &
Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
12:00 noon

Lunch Break

(Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch or to purchase lunch in the
FCC courtyard restaurant and bring back to the FCC Meeting Room)
1:00 pm

Remarks and Recognition to Hanover County, VA

Jane Jackson, Associate Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
1:15 pm

Panel #2: Collocations on Non-Traditional Towers and Other Structures

Public Safety Towers:

Phil Heins, Former Emergency Director, Hanover County, VA,
and Monica Gambino, Vice President, Crown Castle USA Inc.

Rooftop Collocations:

Monica Gambino, Vice President, Crown Castle USA Inc.

AM Radio Towers

: Christopher Horne, Chief Technical Officer, LBA Group, Inc., and
John Trent, President, Putbrese Hunsaker & Trent

Utility Infrastructure

: Connie Durcsak, President, United Telecom Council

Railroad Towers:

Robert Raville, Vice President, Railroad Development, Global
Towers, LLC
Moderators: Dan Abeyta, Assistant Chief, and Don Johnson, Attorney, Spectrum &
Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
2:15 pm

Panel #3: Success Stories – State, Local, and Federal Models

Georgia

: Kimberly Adams, Co-Chair of the Regulatory Committee, Georgia Wireless
Association

Cary, NC:

Timothy Piccirilli, Area Director, Project Management, American Tower
Corporation

San Clemente and Anaheim, CA:

CJ Armstrup, Planning Services Manager, Anaheim,
CA, and Tim Brown, Business Development Manager, Towerco, Inc.

FCC Collocation Review:

Nancy Schamu, Executive Director, National Association of
State Historic Preservation Officers, and William Hackett, Senior Manager of Federal
Regulatory Compliance, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Rural New Mexico and West Texas:

Jenna Metznik, Director of Regulatory
Compliance, American Tower Corporation, and Greg Whiteaker, Counsel, Plateau
Telecommunications, LLC
Moderators: Jeffrey Steinberg, Deputy Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy
Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC, and Anthony Perez, President-
Elect, NATOA

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3:45 pm

Wrap-Up and Adjournment

Attendance

. This workshop is open to the public. All interested attendees are requested to arrive
promptly. Attendees are encouraged but not required to pre-register. Please send an e-mail to
james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register.

Webcast.

The FCC will webcast the workshop on the FCC webpage. To view the webcast click
the FCC web page at www.fcc.gov. Click “The FCC.” Click “Events.” Click the public notice for this
event. Click “Watch the Live Webcast.” Click the box “FCC LIVE.” Viewers may submit questions by
e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov. Viewers are encouraged but not required to pre-register. Please send an
e-mail to james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register for the webcast.

Accessibility Information.

To request information in accessible formats (computer diskettes,
large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC’s Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). This document can
also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) at: http://www.fcc.gov.
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Don Johnson at (202) 418-7444 or by e-mail:
donald.johnson@fcc.gov. E-mail James Swartz at james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register for
attendance or to view the webcast.
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