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Joint Venture publishes Bridging the Gap - 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook

report coverSecond-Edition Guidebook provides tools to accommodate wireless applications

January 14, 2020 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley today announced the publication of Bridging the Gap - 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook, 2nd Edition. Conceived and generated by Joint Venture’s Wireless Communications Initiative, the book provides an informative tool for agencies tasked with handling the growing influx of applications for wireless facilities in the public rights-of-way.

The 2nd Edition updates material from the original handbook, first published in 2016 and adds 16 pages of new material on topics including 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service). It includes an analysis of peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies on electromagnetic field (EMF) safety and the IEEE C95.1-2019 electromagnetic safety standards.

The pace of change adds a burden to local government leaders and municipal employees tasked with managing negotiations and applications for wireless communications facilities, especially relative to technologies such as 5G cellular.

“The handbook update was necessary to give municipal leaders tools to manage the rapidly-changing landscape of wireless technologies, especially next-generation cellular telecommunications,” said David Witkowski, Executive Director of the initiative.

“With the release of Bridging the Gap, we’re are able to provide additional material to address specific concerns we know municipal leaders are encountering. It's our hope that the second edition of the handbook will have even greater applicability and value in 2020 and beyond,” said Witkowski.

Bridging the Gap - 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook, 2nd Edition is available as a free PDF download.

Printed copies may be purchased for a nominal charge on Amazon.

Learn more about the Wireless Communications Initiative.

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