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New broadband infrastructure is coming. Is your city ready?

July 26 | Webinar
10:30 – 11:30 am

In the next few years, the broadband industry will be investing billions of dollars to meet the growing demand for faster speed internet, in both the wired and wireless space. A significant portion of that investment will go towards new “small cell” wireless facilities in cities.

Now is the time to prepare for the rollout of this new infrastructure. You may need to modify or adopt new codes, permitting processes and franchises in addition to educating city councilmembers, planning, and public works staff in order to accommodate new small cell technologies while protecting your city’s interests. This webinar will help you on your way.

During the legislative session, the wireless industry advocated for legislation that significantly preempted cities and removed local control over small cell infrastructure. Thankfully, and due to a lot of opposition lobbying, the legislation failed. However, we expect the legislation to return next year. To fend off future preemption efforts, we are strongly encouraging cities to take action NOW!

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What are small cells and how they differ from macro facilities
  • The current state of the law
  • Pointers on working with the telecommunications industry
  • Next steps for permitting, franchising and ordinance adoption
  • What the future may hold – why it is important for cities to take action now
  • How to find additional resources

This webinar is for city managers/administrators, city planners, and public works directors.

Presenters

  • Victoria Lincoln, AWC
  • Elana Zana, Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C.
  • Scott Snyder, Ogden Murphy Wallace P.L.L.C.

Registration

Register now!

AWC member – Free

See AWC’s conference and workshop terms of agreement for information on our refund/cancellation policy.

Questions?

Webinar information
Dave Catterson
davec@awcnet.org

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
katied@awcnet.org
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.

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