How long does construction take for a Small Cell facility?

Generally, the installation of the antennas and equipment on the pole and painting (if needed to match equipment to the pole) can be accomplished in a few days.  Additional work may be required at ground level to connect power and fiber-optic cables (for network connection) to the pole-mounted equipment and antennas.

If a neighborhood does not already have a fiber network, then a separate permit is required for a new fiber network, and construction typically happens separately from the Small Cell installation.

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1. What are Small Cells?
2. What is Public Right-of-Way?
3. Can the City prohibit the installation of Small Cell facilities?
4. Who regulates limits for radio frequency (RF) emissions?
5. How can I get more information about my health concerns?
6. Do Small Cell facilities require City permits?
7. Does the City’s permit review address the design of Small Cells?
8. Can I appeal an approved Small Cell permit?
9. What Environmental Review are Small Cell facilities subject to?
10. Who owns the poles or wires and who can attach equipment?
11. Can multiple carriers install Small Cells on the same pole?
12. How long does construction take for a Small Cell facility?
13. Do other cities have Small Cell facilities installed?
14. Can the City impose a moratorium or prohibit small cells in residential or school zones?
15. How is it that other cities have prohibited Small Cells near residences?
16. Is there a conflict of interest since the City receives money from all the cell companies?