5G Deployment and FCC Regulations
What municipalities need to know
As we approach the end of 2021, it is likely that many municipalities have received at least one, if not dozens or even hundreds, of applications to deploy small wireless facilities, or small cells, in local rights of way and on public property. These small cells are a significant component of wireless providers’ efforts to deploy 5G—the fifth generation of wireless network technology. The potential benefits of 5G are exciting, promising to enhance everything from the delivery of municipal services to remote healthcare to personal entertainment, not to mention new applications we cannot yet fathom.
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