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File #: 61911    Version: 1 Name: Small Cell License
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00693
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into various master license agreements using the standard master license agreement (“Standard MLA”) with telecommunication providers (“Licensees”) allowing for the use of City-owned traffic signal poles and street light poles within the City’s right-of-way for the attachment of small cell infrastructure equipment providing small cell communications service.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Small Cell License.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes execution of various master license agreements (MLA) with telecommunications providers. For each license supplement issued under a Standard MLA, the Licensee shall pay to the City an annual fee (“License Fee”) of Two Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($250.00). The License Fee shall increase every five (5) years by ten percent (10%), effective as of each five (5)-year anniversary of the effective date of each master license agreement entered into using the Standard MLA. A $500.00 fee is payable by the Licensee to the City at the time of submission of a pole attachment application to process the application, review the pole site, perform make-ready work and conduct post-installation inspections. Revenue from the license fee will be deposited into the General Fund.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into various master license agreements using the standard master license agreement (“Standard MLA”) with telecommunication providers (“Licensees”) allowing for the use of City-owned traffic signal poles and street light poles within the City’s right-of-way for the attachment of small cell infrastructure equipment providing small cell communications service.
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WHEREAS, telecommunication providers are in the process of building “5G” cellular networks nationwide and in the City, which technology, through the use of numerous “small cell” installations, will greatly increase bandwidth and the digital capabilities of network users; and

WHEREAS, small cell technology cannot cover large geographic areas as each installation has a range of 10 meters to a few kilometers, so hundreds of installations are likely required to meet the needs of each telecommunications provider’s network; and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that in Madison alone, providers may need to install thousands of small cells in order to meet market demands; and

WHEREAS, through a series of orders and statutory amendments, the Federal Communicat...

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