What is a Macro Cell (traditional cell towers)?

Macro Wireless Facility” or “Macro Site” refers to a facility designed to provide wide-area service coverage and capacity. These are typically large installations with six to 12 antennas per carrier on tall towers or rooftops. Macro cells may also serve as a “hub” for distributed antenna system (DAS) nodes to connect back to a broader communications network.

Macro Cell

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1. What is a Small Cell?
2. What is a Macro Cell (traditional cell towers)?
3. Can the City of South Lake Tahoe prevent small cell facilities from being placed in the public right-of-way?
4. Who governs the location of wireless facilities?
5. Can the City prohibit the installation of small cells due to RF emissions or other health concerns?
6. Can the City reject wireless communication facility applications and just say “no”?
7. How does the City currently permit new wireless communication facilities?
8. Will I be noticed of a public hearing(s) for a new wireless communication facility?
9. Is there a limit to the number of cell facilities South Lake Tahoe can permit?