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    iowa city small cell pics

    This is at the end of Highland Ave.
    The strategy here seems to be to make them resemble the power transformers already on some of the poles, the 1st pic is one of them. The McLeod tag is on a second post like 10 feet from the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwertz View Post
    This is at the end of Highland Ave.
    The strategy here seems to be to make them resemble the power transformers already on some of the poles, the 1st pic is one of them. The McLeod tag is on a second post like 10 feet from the first one.Name:  IMG_20200710_1752298.jpg
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    Verizon Wireless. My B4 signal's maxed out when I'm under this thing. They've got about a dozen cell sites around town (that as far as I know have been live since the 1980s....), they've always been rather busy, the 4G here in town never got much above 10mbps (I used to hit 20mbps on occasion.) Within the past year, they seem to have put out loads of band 4 (possibly other bands, I don't know) sites around town; there seems to be a site every 2 or 3 blocks now, I can routinely get 20mbps or more now and hit 120mbps when I was near one of these sites. They've blended them in pretty well, this is the only one I've actually found

    McCleod laid out fiber, then went bankrupt, then re-emerged from bankruptcy; they're now ImOn and rolling out fiber in Iowa City. I don't know if this bit of fiber is part of ImOn's current network, or if they sold their previous fiber and it's really someone else's now. I actually couldn't tell if that fiber was even connected to the site or not, since they were on seperate posts.

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    Looks like there's a 3 sector micro-site on a pole between Iowa City Fencing and Harv's Auto Body!
    Clever design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwertz View Post
    Verizon Wireless. My B4 signal's maxed out when I'm under this thing. They've got about a dozen cell sites around town (that as far as I know have been live since the 1980s....), they've always been rather busy, the 4G here in town never got much above 10mbps (I used to hit 20mbps on occasion.) Within the past year, they seem to have put out loads of band 4 (possibly other bands, I don't know) sites around town; there seems to be a site every 2 or 3 blocks now, I can routinely get 20mbps or more now and hit 120mbps when I was near one of these sites. They've blended them in pretty well, this is the only one I've actually found

    McCleod laid out fiber, then went bankrupt, then re-emerged from bankruptcy; they're now ImOn and rolling out fiber in Iowa City. I don't know if this bit of fiber is part of ImOn's current network, or if they sold their previous fiber and it's really someone else's now. I actually couldn't tell if that fiber was even connected to the site or not, since they were on seperate posts.
    They’ve been going hard on density for awhile now given their spectrum holdings. In many markets it’s paid off. I hope they get a sizable chunk of mid band in the next 3 auctions because they will need it!

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    It's definitely paid off here; Iowa City, Verizon Wireless has something like a dozen cell sites, covering like 80,000 people. When band 13 came it was doing like 6-12mbps, with an occasional 20mbps, it got down to more like 3-6mbps for a while. They put in microcells every 2 or 3 blocks, 20-40mbps routinely on band 4, 100-120mbps or so near the site on 4, and strong enough band 4 that drops to band 13 are pretty rare.

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