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New rules make 5G expansion easier in Montgomery Co.

October 27, 2022

Another step was taken Tuesday that would allow communication companies to more easily install updated 5G cell antennas in Montgomery County. The County Council approved new zoning laws, but not without backlash and misgivings about health concerns from residents.  Council President Gabriel Albornoz banged his gavel at a few residents who yelled “shame” after the council voted 7-1 to change zoning rules to allow 5G antennas and small cell deployments to be placed on existing utility poles, streetlights and other structures that are 30 feet from homes. The old standard was 60 feet.

Article Source: WTOP

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