Wireless Communications Facilities

Wireless Communications Facility

Wireless Communications Facilities (WCF) are facilities that transmit and/or receive electromagnetic signals usually consisting of an antenna display, connection cables, and a tower structure or other structure used to achieve the necessary elevation.  There are two types of such WCF - macrocell and small cell.  Macrocells are considered large towers that can contain up to 12 antennae and cover larger areas; small cells are more discreet and cover only a few hundred feet (please refer to image).

Small cells are a relatively newer technology and are typically 3-4 feet tall, mounted on existing infrastructure, such as street lights and utility poles in the City's public right-of-way.  Small cells also include supporting equipment cabinets, such as battery backups, which can also attach to the pole.

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