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The City of Berkeley is currently reviewing a city ordinance that could help provide a better wireless experience for the Berkeley community and establish parameters on how best to deploy new wireless technologies. The Berkeley City Council is holding a public hearing to consider a proposed city ordinance regarding small cell facilities on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. If you can, please attend the hearing to support the City of Berkeley approving policies that will help provide a better wireless experience for the Berkeley community.

Small cells:

•  Help address the growing demand for wireless data
Between 2007 and 2019, data traffic on AT&T’s mobile network has grown more than 580,000%. Streaming video is more popular than ever. New apps and services are introduced every day. With no sign of slowing, the data keeps growing.

•  Provide California with a first step toward the next generation of technologies and services
We’re preparing California for the future of connectivity and small cells can help us get there faster. Small cells provide a better mobile LTE experience today and build the foundation for future technologies such as 5G, smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).

•  Increase network capacity where it’s needed most
The size and flexibility of small cells allow us to target areas, helping ensure network performance meets local needs.

•  Small but mighty
Small cells are compact and unobtrusive. Most typically mount on existing street lamps and poles along with other infrastructure.