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Small Cell Wireless Network Technology and Planning: Presentation

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Name: Small Cell Wireless Network Technology and Planning: Presentation
Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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Event Description:
Join us for a presentation with Q & A to learn more about latest wireless technology (small cell networks) and planning from Verizon and AT&T. 

Mark Coon – Manager, Real Estate / Regulatory, Verizon Wireless
Kevin Hanna – Director of External Affairs, AT&T
Rebecca Ruscito – Counsel, NYS Conference of Mayors

Small cell wireless networks are poised to change and transform our lives through revolutionary breakthroughs in 5G digital connectivity. Although small cell deployments are in relatively early stages, they have already began posing challenges for local governments, whose experience in administering and regulating telecom is predominantly on macro [cell] towers.

Designed and built with different technical standards than macro [cell] towers, small cell wireless networks have very different needs with respect to the use of local public rights-of-way. A landmark order of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), helped create a regulatory framework for local governments but the complex nature of telecom continues to make things challenging for all parties involved in small cell deployments. This timely presentation and discussion on small cell networks and planning is specifically designed to address these critical challenges.

The first part of the presentation will provide an overview of network technology so that local governments can become familiar with the technology and its requirements and impacts.

The second part will provide an overview of state and federal regulatory framework relating to the use of public rights of way by small cell equipment. Among the issues considered will be the requirements of section 253 of federal Telecommunications Act, the FCC's interpretation of section 253 and its application to small-cell deployment, the impact of section 27 of the New York Transportation Corporations Law, recent litigation concerning municipal initiatives to regulate (and impose fees on) the use of public rights-of-way, and recent legislative developments.

Continuing Education for APA/AICP:
Attendees will receive a certificate documenting their participation in 1.5 hours of training from the Southern Tier Section of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Event Media:
Tompkins Chamber
BorgWarner Conference Room (upstairs)
904 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, November 20th
10 a.m. to noon
Contact Information:
Jennifer Tavares, President
All municipal leaders, economic development officials, planners, and other local leaders interested in this topic are invited and encouraged to attend.
No charge.
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