Small Cell Wireless

Recent advancement of small cell wireless technology has consequently led to an increased demand for improved (and faster) wireless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. As a result, in the near future telecommunications companies will be coordinating with the Town with the goal of installing cellular infrastructure improvements. The locations of these facilities would be within the public right-of-way.

The implementation of wireless sites, also referred to as small cell facilities, in the public right-of-way will require installation of telecommunications equipment on streetlight poles. The Town recognizes the need to maintain the aesthetic character and small-town charm and ambiance in our neighborhoods, districts and communities. Therefore, the Town is requiring that proposed facilities include equipment that is intelligently designed, moderately sized and does not exceed a certain set of dimensions, among other requirements. Installation of small cell facilities within the right-of-way requires an Encroachment Permit as well as additional agreements, analyses and supporting documents.

Small Cell Development and Design Guidelines – Streetlight