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San Ramon: City considers 10-year agreement with AT&T for small cell facilities

Original post made on Jan 7, 2019

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to weigh a new agreement with AT&T that would establish a streamlined process for the approval of small cell wireless facilities on city-owned property over the next decade.

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Posted by San Ramon Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm

This is for AT&T alone: 31 small cells - what happens when the other carriers want to do the same thing? If you multiply this by the other main players: Verizon, Sprint, Metro One and T-Mobile, that becomes a lot of additional boxes on pole lights around the city. Will the city require that the other carriers co-locate? What kind of input will residents have to where these are placed and the look of each?


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Posted by San Ramon resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Thank you to the City Council for looking at increasing citizen access to “the Internet of things.” Most people are aware that WiFi usage is increasing faster than the current infrastructure’s ability to facilitate timely access. Here is a link to a “white paper” done by the National League of Cities to guide municipalities in determining the best course of action to update their services. Web Link


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Posted by dbrower
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 2, 2019 at 11:50 am

First San Ramon Resident (of Jan 7):

What's wrong with boxes on utility poles?


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