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  1. Will folks be ready for the Stimulus when it hits?

    by , 05 Feb 2009 at 11:28 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    Depending on which version you examine (House or Senate), there's going to be some $1Billion in cash, and a similar amount in tax credits made avialable to the carriers and tower industry to provide wireless facilities to unserved and underserved Rural areas.

    Many smaller localities have stripped 20% or more from their budgets. Some have eliminated the planning position in their organization. Others are trying to find yet even more ways to cut costs and survive.

    What ...
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  2. The Broadband Stimulus Bill...Round II

    by , 03 Feb 2009 at 2:49 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    What's it going to take to create a realistic broadband stimulus bill that will work?

    No one seems to really know, and trouble is, no one is really agreeing. Congress is in the middle, trying to write a broadband stimulus bill that doesn't have a solidly stated goal, has few if any objective definitions, and doesn't contain any mechanism for reporting progress...

    I can't think of a single business plan or project that could survive, much less succeed with that kind ...

    Updated 03 Feb 2009 at 2:58 PM by AnvilPartners (oops!)

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  3. Resolved for 2009: Taking better care of cemeteries

    NOTE: This post originally appeared at my blog on cemeteries and land use, Whistling Past the Graveyard, at taphofiles.blogspot.com:

    THIS IS the last thing you need - another list of resolutions/suggestions for the coming year. But threats to cemeteries have never been more serious.

    Constant suburban sprawl and urban redevelopment are threatening existing cemeteries and grabbing land that otherwise could be used for burial grounds. The economic downturn has led to ...
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  4. I don't think this is what Obama had in mind...

    by , 27 Jan 2009 at 10:05 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    I saw this and just couldn't resist putting it out there for folks to read...Peter King (R., NY) needs to get a clue...

    This is not the kind of change America is looking for...there are heavier issues to put to rest, and I don't think this is the best answer for the problem anyway.

    There's better, more important work to be done than this...
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  5. CTIA trying to add 'Shot Clock' language to Wireless Broadband Bill

    by , 23 Jan 2009 at 5:19 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    Local Zoning Orinances Could be Federally Pre-empted.

    We have a new president, and in some cases, new representation in congress. We're facing unprecedented economic stress, and localities are facing myriad challenges to delivering public services -- from gutted budgets to RIFs to even elimination of entire departments.

    So naturally now is the time that the wireless infrastructure industry steps forward and introduces language into the broadband bill to pre-empt local ...

    Updated 27 Jan 2009 at 12:14 PM by AnvilPartners

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