Based on, “Firmly Anchored in Midair, The Handbook of Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting” by John Rowe, Published by Telecom Birddogs, LLC (ISBN 978-0-9980524-5-8) All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2017
This website is intended for the purpose to educate, train, mentor, and coach in the discipline of wireless site acquisition and permitting. In thirty-four years since the birth of cell phones, a transformation of virtually every aspect of civilization has taken place, from the physical assimilation of cell sites into the landscape to a convergence of multiple technologies and services into our phones. Technology has revolutionized the cell phone into a smartphone. Phones can now be used to send and receive electronic mail, take and transmit color photographs and live video, show movies and live sports, manage time, browse the internet, and operate as remote controls, flashlights, compasses, alarm clocks, stopwatches, automated banking, calendars and, occasionally, as telephones. Millions of applications have been developed to take advantage of the computing and communications power of smartphones throughout the world.
Now, our culture is on the precipice of an unprecedented explosion in the demand for wireless system capacity. 5G (fifth-generation) wireless is expected to dramatically increase the number of commercial mobile base stations in the US and decrease the size of many 5G antenna installations and their associated equipment near the antennas, resulting from massive utilization of fiber optic transport systems to remotely connect with network facilities. As a result, rules and regulations for siting wireless facilities are experiencing a state-of-transition. Firmly Anchored in Midair provides a comprehensive view of the present and future for wireless industry facility expansion and will be an indispensable resource for industry practitioners and novices alike responding to network growth requirements.
The “Firmly Anchored in Midair” training course is designed to guide the participant through certifiable competence in seven process levels leading to a full certification: Entry Level (Orientation), BirdDog Level (Site Search Due Diligence), Estimator Level (Site Selection Analytics), Expediter Level (Project Preparation), Acquisition Agent Level (Space Rights), Regulatory Consultant Level (Local Permit Rights), Project Manager Level (Search Area Assignment to Real Estate Complete), and, finally, full Telecom BirdDog certification.