Planning for Small Cells in the Right-of-Way

APA Ohio Cleveland Section


Friday, November 2, 2018
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

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Small cell wireless infrastructure is crucial for 5G wireless communication, and most telecommunications companies are aiming to place their bulky, usually unsightly equipment in the right-of-way. The session with discuss new legal developments regarding small cell infrastructure, particularly House Bill 478, which takes effect July 31, 2018. The session will cover some baseline regulations that all municipalities should adopt, as well as specific considerations for planning, building, and engineering staff (issues such as designating preferred areas for small cell deployments, color requirements, lighting, and much more) with examples from regulations throughout the country. The session will also discuss how to process applications for small cell wireless infrastructure.


William Hanna

William R. Hanna is a partner with Walter | Haverfield and a member of its Public Law, Labor & Employment, and Litigation practice groups. Bill’s local government practice involves a broad range of legal issues that regularly confront local government bodies: from public records and open meetings to public employment matters ... Read More

Bridget Susel

Bridget Susel is the Community Development Director for the City of Kent. She manages the City of Kent’s Building Department and addresses planning and zoning, economic development, code compliance, federal and state grant programs, brownfield remediation, rental licensing and inspection, and downtown parking. She is on the Board of ... Read More

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