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MWA Educational Seminar 2017

Thursday, October 5th Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI 48375

Registration start at 1:30PM / Event at 2PM 
 

We are excited to announce that J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor of AGL Media Group, will be our host for the event!

unnamed J. Sharpe Smith Senior Editor, AGL Media Group J. Sharpe Smith joined AGL in 2007 as contributing editor to the magazine and as editor of eDigest email newsletter, which covers cell site development, DAS and Small Cell Deployments, IoT and Smart Cities, regulations and legislation, and new technology development.  He has 27 years of experience writing about industrial communications, paging, cellular, small cells, DAS and towers. Previously, he worked for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance as editor of the Enterprise Wireless Magazine. Before that, he edited the Wireless Journal for CTIA and he began his wireless journalism career with Phillips Publishing, now Access Intelligence.

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Michigan Attorney General opinion that PA 143’s “Existing Wireless Support Structure” does not require antennas to be existing – only the structure.

On September 26, 2013, the Michigan Attorney General issued an opinion clarifying a portion of Michigan’s recent amendments to the zoning enabling act dealing with inter alia, collocations by right.  Under the Act, collocation on an “Existing Wireless Support Structure”  is permitted by right.  At issue was whether a building...

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Letter from the President

May 5, 2014 Welcome to our Michigan Wireless Association’s (MWA) new and improved website.  We have revamped the site to provide education and support to not only our members but to the community in which we serve.  I would encourage our web site visitors to visit our site often as...

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Upper Peninsula Wireless Initiative

On April 2, 2014, Moran Township became the latest UP municipality to pass a resolution supporting the Upper Peninsula Wireless Service Resolution. In essence, our upper peninsula communities are requesting the wireless carriers provide basic service to their residents, business and travelers. These resolutions specifically note that public safety is “jeopardized” by lack of wireless facilities and that wireless helps in terms of “safety, efficiency and growth.” Other communities that have already passed this resolution include Luce County, Missaukee County, Comins Township, Munising Township, Trout Lake Township, Columbus Township, Lakefield Township and McMillian Township. The MWA leadership plans to discuss the Upper Peninsula service and coverage with our Steering Committee in our upcoming monthly meetings.

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Scrap Metal Public Act Overview

For many years “copper theft” has plagued the wireless industry. On April 10,2014 Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law legislation aimed at cracking down on scrap metal thieves. This law will go into effect July 1,2014.

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