Who do these small cell facilities serve and which companies own and operate them?

The wireless facilities installed on street light poles and wooden utility poles are primarily intended to serve customers of wireless service providers licensed by the FCC to operate in the State of California.  Currently, within the City, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are the dominant wireless service providers.  Other companies may also install and own small cell facilities and lease them to the above-mentioned wireless providers.  Some of these companies are Crown Castle, ExteNet Systems, and Mobilitie.  All wireless services providers are authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install and operate facilities within the PROW.

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1. What is a small cell facility?
2. What are the physical components of a small cell facility?
3. What is the benefit of small cell technology?
4. What is the range of a small cell facility?
5. What governs small cell deployment?
6. Are there any health and safety concerns to be aware of?
7. How are Radio Frequency (RF) emissions regulated?
8. Are these facilities subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or additional environmental review?
9. Can the City of Fremont prohibit the installation of small cells?
10. What is the Public Right-of-Way?
11. Who do these small cell facilities serve and which companies own and operate them?
12. What is the process that a wireless service provider must go through in order to install a small cell facility on a City of Fremont street light pole?
13. What is a Master License Agreement?
14. Will the community be notified of where small cells are being installed?
15. Can the City of Fremont prohibit the installation of small cells?
16. Can the City prohibit the deployment of small cell facilities on wooden utility poles owned by PG&E?
17. Does the City prefer wireless small cell facilities on wooden utility poles?
18. What aesthetic standards will be applied to small cells?
19. Where are existing cell towers?