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Why the need for more wireless antennas?

Humboldt County residents, businesses and visitors have an expectation of access to fast, reliable mobile technology. There remain significant gaps in geographic coverage in Humboldt County. Further, increased density with smaller coverage areas will improve cellular experience for any customer on a carrier's network. This benefits all residents, especially those who rely on mobile phones for internet connectivity. The development of the next generation of mobile broadband networks (5th Generation, or "5G"), also includes the use of many low-powered wireless antennas to enhance connectivity, capacity and speeds.

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1. Why the need for more wireless antennas?
2. What is a small cell wireless facility?
3. Are small cells safe?
4. What are the health ramifications of 5G technology?
5. Where can small cell antennas be installed?
6. When will we get 5G in Humboldt County?
7. Can residents have a say in the placement of wireless antennas?
8. Can the County deny a wireless facility on the basis of aesthetics?
9. Why does the proposed ordinance streamline the review process for some types of facilities?