Small cell antennas are becoming increasingly popular as a way of expanding coverage and increasing network capacity.
Requests for wireless facility installations in the City of Fort Worth are expected to rise dramatically in the coming years as the need for data increases. Due to state law, the City of Fort Worth will begin issuing permits for wireless facilities beginning Sept. 1, 2017.
Wireless facilities are often installed on existing public right-of-way (ROW) structures like street signs, telephone poles and streetlights.
Companies that want to install wireless facilities in the City of Fort Worth ROW must first register as a contractorwith the Development Services Department. An electrical permit. will be required for the electric meter installation for each node pole as well.
The E911 address for each network node will be assigned after all of the reviewing City departments give approval of the node location.
Safety Information and other resources
Wireless antennas are closely regulated by the FCC. Small cell antennas transmit very low levels of radio waves compared to traditional cell antennas. The safety of radio waves has been extensively studied. Government agencies and groups that set standards constantly review this research. The radiated emission levels meet current accepted health and safety guidelines.