Please note: On Sept. 26, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order focusing on state and local management of small cell wireless infrastructure deployment. This ruling conflicts with Minnesota’s existing law, and this resource has not been updated to reflect that. If you have questions about how the ruling will affect your city’s regulation, please consult your city attorney for legal advice. (Read more about the ruling.)
During the 2017 legislative session, after months of negotiations, a provision that allows small cell wireless equipment to be placed on city-owned infrastructure was passed. “Small cell facilities” is a broad term for the types of cell sites that support antennas plus other equipment in a network to add data capacity. Small cell equipment transmit wireless signals to and from a defined area. They need to be powered continuously and require fiber backhaul.
With cities needing to comply with the new provisions by the end of the year (and in some cases, even sooner!) it is important to know the next steps you need to take. Watch this webinar to learn how your city can comply with the new small cell wireless law.
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