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Collocation Workshop May 1, 2012, Promoting Mobile Brandband

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Released: April 12, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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April 12, 2012

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP:

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 an educational workshop addressing
collocations of wireless and broadband antennas on communications towers and other structures. The
workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 9:30 AM – 4 PM EDT in the Commission
Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC. The FCC will also webcast the workshop.
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, rooftops, and water tanks. 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.

Attendance

. This workshop is open to the public. All attendees are advised to arrive
approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security
process. Attendees are not required to pre-register, but may submit their name and company affiliation
ahead of time by sending an email to Jim Swartz (james.swartz@fcc.gov) in order to expedite the check-in
process.

Webcast.

The FCC will webcast the workshop on the FCC webpage. To view the webcast, go to
www.fcc.gov/live on the day of the event. 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.
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Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Don Johnson at (202) 418-7444 or by e-mail:
donald.johnson@fcc.gov. Please e-mail James Swartz at james.swartz@fcc.gov to pre-register for
attendance or to view the webcast.
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For more news and information about the Federal Communications Commission, please visit: www.fcc.gov.
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