Phoenix council OKs airport cell-service deal

Phoenix council OKs airport cell-service deal

by Emily Gersema – Oct. 25, 2010 11:58 AM
The Arizona Republic

The City Council last week approved several ordinances and agreements, including rental stipulations for wireless service companies at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the acquisition of a downtown building, a new advertising program at the Phoenix Convention Center and policy changes that expand a couple of light rail programs for high school students and people who attend the various events at the US Airways Center.
Wireless service: Cell service at Sky Harbor International Airport. The city adopted a plan to offer new airport cellular-service licenses to Cingular Wireless PCS, Sprint Spectrum LP, T-Mobile West Corp. and Verizon Wireless. Each would pay $50,000 in rent for every cellular site, and rent would increase 3 percent each year. A license has a five-year term, with two one-year renewal options.

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