Planned AT&T Church Cell Tower Of Babble

AT&T Cell Tower of Babble

In the interest of “Full” disclosure and transparency, I retired from AT&T.  So my views are biased, only because I have never, never ever received a “dead” land-line dial tone when picking up the receiver at home, unlike my AT&T cell phone service — i.e. dropped calls.

I’ll explain later.

Since AT&T’s inception, their business plan, network strategy, shareholder responsibility and profitability is has been built on the very concept of reliability.  And, I might add, this has extended internationally as well.

After divestiture, more commonly known as the breakup of the Bell System, and as a direct result of this, I assisted in closing down an AT&T division located in Sunnyvale, California.  Knowing the writing was on the wall; I applied for and was accepted by a company called ROLM Systems.

ROLM Systems was the telecommunications division of IBM specializing in BPX equipment and voicemail.

With ROLM Systems, the problem was that their network seemed to go down or “dead” all the time, and this would severely impact my customer base.

Well, I would bitterly complaint about this to my management, saying, I never experienced this problem with AT&T!!  Needless to say, my management was not too pleased with me.

Which leads us to the present, and I’ll stop babbling.  AT&T cell phone reception is horrible and I have complained about this, time and time again, with no resulting improvement in performance.

So, guess what? They’re wanting to place a tower in your neighborhood!, And judging by the community meeting attendance last night, where the installation is planned and–of all places — on the top of St. Albert the Great Church, located on 1095 Channing Ave.

On whose side do you think God is on?  The church or AT&T?  Same idea, during all cell or territory wars, past and present.

As history reflects, one side would claim God is with them and the other side likewise.  The battle lines were clearly drawn last night. The opposition and strong comments expressed in this planned cell-tower-of-babble meeting got heated at times. An almost religious revolt.

I was experimenting with new filming software technology that allows broadcasting or to “stream live” directly to Paloaltofreepress.com.  Unfortunately, I was only able to pick up audio portions with limited video.  See latest video from main page then click menu.

Since I’m running this new technology on AT&T’s network — well, as you might have guessed — it was limited, and at time was reception the culprit.

This controversy is far from being over, and there is going to be much-continued babbling based on the reception, or lack of reception, received at last nights community meeting.  So, stayed tuned to this site, “Your community, Your Voice”.

6 Replies to “Planned AT&T Church Cell Tower Of Babble”

  1. There are a lot of spelling, grammar and elementary mistakes in this article and others. Please double-check your work before posting as it’ll make you look more credible. Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for your critical feedback. And yes I am dreadfully flawed with respect to my spelling. There’s a neurological disconnect between my brain and my keyboard which exacerbates my spelling thus numerous spelling errors.

      Former Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller was faced early on in his childhood with the same condition as I, Dyslexia.

      My parents spent upwards of tens of thousands of dollars on special tutors and private schools and psychologist. Long story short, I eventually went on to become a successful accountant.

      1. Okay, but instead of making excuses, you should probably hire a copyeditor to improve your credibility…

        1. That’s an excellent idea!! Look for future improvements. And again, thanks for taking the time to share your comments.

  2. First, Mark, I found one spelling error and few grammatical errors. I find Giulianina’s comments petty to say the least. Your credibility is based upon your experience and knowledge, not on your spelling and grammar expertise.

    Personally, I have dealt with this issue on many occasions. I have represented numerous Churches, Synagogues and non-profit organizations in their dealings with wireless carriers. Many times, the allure of revenue for the organization runs in direct conflict with the goals of the organization.

    Before the organization can truly analyze the proposal, they must first do some research to ensure the offer is at a market rate. Some of the common factors are Lease length, Escalations, Rental Rates, Collocations, Compound size and competing structures among other things. AT&T could be offering a “front-end” loaded lease, which is well below market. My experience has seen almost all offers below market.

    It is common for non-profit organization to enlist a member who is an Attorney, CPA, Real Estate professional or Finance guru to help. These individuals, which have limited experience in dealing with these matters, always come back with poor agreements.

    Last, whether or not the Church wants this tower, it will eventually get built somewhere nearby. The Federal Government has already established that Wireless Carriers, who bought these Spectrums, have the right to expand their networks. In fact, the Carriers are required by Law to expand their networks. The real issue is does the Church want to gain new revenue for many years or see a neighbor within 1 mile get that revenue?

    David

    http://www.celltowerexpert.com

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    1. Dave,

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