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The Different Types of Telecommunication Towers

Posted by Rob Brown

July 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Americans have become used to the sight of cell phone and radio towers dotting the horizon in most parts of the country, but there are fairly significant differences in these towers’ construction. Contrary to what the common citizen may believe, there are in fact 4 main types of telecommunications towers. These are monopole, guyed, mobile, and self support towers, and each are used in specific situations.

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The Myths About Telecommunication Tower Danger

Posted by Rob Brown

July 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM

For some years now, media personalities have been warning about the dangers of cell phone usage. There have been claims of cell phones inevitably leading to cancer or the waves from cell towers causing harmful radiation poisoning, and other such frightening stories. The large majority of these are myths. There is no scientific consensus regarding the connection of cell phones or cell phone towers to human health risks, and the majority of the panic and fear regarding cell towers is unfounded.

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The Importance of Active Listening to Project Management

Posted by Rob Brown

July 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

At Lattice Communications, we understand the importance of good project management and leadership. In all businesses, having a good plan and strong communications skills is one of the keys to success. When building or installing a tower or replacing a shelter, there is a level of risk involved that makes effective communication and good leadership the highest priority. This is not only to generate the best results, but also to ensure the continued safety and good health of everyone working on the project.

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Why Fiber Optic Technology has Risen to the Top in Wired Communication

Posted by Rob Brown

July 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

 

Optical fibers are now the undisputed best materials for wired communication. Copper and any other electrical communication material has been pushed from the spotlight and replaced by fiber optic technology for a vast number of reasons. It is not only the novelty of the technology, but also its multitude of technical advances over copper wiring. Copper wiring can still be useful in many applications, but fiber optic technology is very quickly taking over the field.

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Why Optical Fibers are a Powerful Technological Tool

Posted by Rob Brown

July 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

In the past few decades, wireless technology has swept the developed world and made the thought of wired phones seem a thing of the past. However, many people are unaware of the incredible amount of wiring and wired technology still in use today. Instead of the old metal wires we think of when referring to wired technology, we now have optical fibers. 

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A Guide to Telecom Tower Installation and Decommissioning

Posted by Rob Brown

July 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Fencing, site clearing, electricity, permitting, and site restoration are among a seemingly endless list of tasks to accomplish when either installing or removing a tower. Consideration of the following factors can positively influence the understanding of project planning, policies, and procedures.

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