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?

A wireless service provider would first have to execute a Master License Agreement (MLA) with the City, pursuant to a MLA template adopted by the City Council.  This MLA allows a wireless service provider to apply for Small Cell License (SCL) Agreement for the installation of a small cell facility on a City owned street light pole.  After the SCL is executed, the wireless service provider has 45 days to submit an application for Regulatory Approvals (Ministerial Design Review & Encroachment Permit)with the Public Works Department (PWD).  Planning and Engineering shall confirm that the proposed wireless facility complies with the approved SCL Permit obtained from City and in general also conforms to the City’s Wireless Design Guidelines and all City standards for construction within public ROW. Upon approval of these regulatory application, the wireless service provider can then proceed to install the small cell facility at the subject location, subject to inspection and final acceptance by City Public Works Inspector.

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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?