What if the telecommunication provider wants to attach antennas to light poles that are owned by a Homeowners Association (HOA)?

    The Telecommunication provider would still need a permit, and would need to work with the HOA about connecting to an HOA pole/light standard.

    What if the telecommunication provider wants to install facilities on a private road?

    The Telecommunication provider may still need a permit, and would need to work with the home owners about placing facilities along their private road.

    Can a telecommunication provider install equipment at a public school?

    The Telecommunication provider may still need a permit, and would need to work with the School District to obtain permission about placing facilities within district property.

    What impact will this have on citizens?

    In the near-term, there will be minimal impact, but as wireless providers start to deploy their small cell networks, we will see faster data speeds and fewer gaps in coverage. Eventually, you will see small cells dispersed city-wide. In addition, there could be development of more macro towers, which are the backbone of the wireless networks. 

    What do you need to know about this code rewrite?

    The code rewrite will address design/concealment standards, siting criteria, permitting procedures, and environmental review where applicable. The FCC has limited how local jurisdictions can regulate small cell deployment. View the table here to see what the City can and cannot regulate. 

    Can the City regulate radio frequencies used by providers?

    No. The FCC has the sole authority to regulate frequency usage.