POLL: Should the State Decide Where Cell Antennas Should Go?

posted by Kitty O'Neal - 

With 5-G mobile technology on the horizon, an effort is underway to give state officials the power to determine where the necessary antenna's - called "small cells" - will be located.

Senator Ben Hueso is behind a bill that would take that power away from the cities and give it to the state. The cities of Roseville and Rocklin are among those speaking out against the idea.

The small cell antennas would be installed near homes, shopping areas, parks and schools on public property and public roads. The antenna equipment varies in size: from a large shoe box that would be attached to existing utility poles to new 120-foot poles.

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