5G Needs a Lot More Cell Towers. Some Residents Aren’t Happy.
City officials also complain they don’t have enough staff to handle the applications. But state and federal authorities are in the carriers’ corner.
Christopher Mims 🎆
5G rollout, which requires many more small cell towers, runs head-on into Americans' innate NIMBYism: “The concern I’ve got is that instead of trees, we’re looking at a forest of small cell towers" (great reporting and context from
look at how NIMBYism and local red tape threaten to slow the roll out of 5G mobile internet in the U.S. The kind of vexation China won't have to worry about.
"I served with 28Ghz spectrum at XO during the Internet bubble.I know the propagation of that radio frequency. 28Ghz was not a friend of XO since it is line of sight and requires massive capex/opex to build and backhaul from that many base stations."