John Rowe, Headshot 2018
Services Offered
Wireless Site Development Training
Most Recent Book Title
"Firmly Anchored in Midair, the Handbook of Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting"
Book Description
Firmly Anchored in Midair: The Handbook of Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting, a culmination of John Rowe’s thirty-five years of expertise in the telecommunications industry, is the authoritative manual for training site acquisition, zoning agents, and local government relations specialists to secure real estate entitlements for wireless facilities development.
In thirty-nine years since the birth of cell phones, a transformation of virtually every aspect of our civilization has taken place, from the physical assimilation of cell sites into the landscape to a convergence of multiple technologies and
services into our phones. Technology has revolutionized the cell phone into a smartphone. Phones can now be used to send and receive electronic mail, take and transmit color photographs and live video, show movies and live sports, manage time, browse the internet, and operate as remote controls, flashlights, compasses, alarm clocks, stopwatches, automated banking, calendars and, occasionally, as telephones. Millions of applications have been developed to take advantage of the computing and communications power of smartphones throughout the world.
Now, our culture is in the midst of an unprecedented explosion in the demand for wireless system capacity. 5G (fifth-generation) wireless is expected to dramatically increase the number of commercial mobile base stations in the
US and decrease the size of many 5G antenna installations and their associated equipment near the antennas, resulting from massive utilization of fiber optic transport systems to remotely connect with network facilities. As a result, rules
and regulations for siting wireless facilities are experiencing a state-of-transition. Firmly Anchored in Midair provides a comprehensive view of the present and future for wireless industry facility expansion and will be an indispensable resource for industry practitioners and novices alike.
Location (city/state/country)
Centennial, Colorado
Author bio
John Rowe, “Firmly Anchored in Midair: The Handbook of Wireless Site Acquisition and Permitting” author/publisher, began locating, acquiring, and securing permits to build and operate antenna site and telecom facilities for MCI Communications in 1980 in upstate New York, including the recruiting, hiring, training, and managing of others to do
the same. During his thirty-five years developing antenna sites throughout the US, Rowe has performed work in 45 states for all the major mobile network operators directly or through turf vendors, tower companies, and site acquisition firms.

John’s mantra as principal of Telecom Birddogs, LLC and Communications Real Estate, Inc. has always been to perform “Fast Track, Quality Controlled Site Acquisition and Permitting.” He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado. Rowe maintained a real estate broker’s license in Colorado from 1990-2020 and was regulatory chairman of the Colorado Wireless Association (COWA) from 2016 to 2018
Professional Speaker Topics
Wireless Site Acquisition,
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Fast Track, Quality Controlled Site Acquisition and Permitting"

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