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    Sasu's Avatar

    Verizon cell rollout in Santa Rosa

    Verizon is holding meeting to educate the public----reminds me of PGE and their smart meter forums.
    here's a bit of background, sent from the City of Santa Rosa

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    Barry's Avatar
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    Re: Verizon cell rollout in Santa Rosa

    The first of these community meetings is tonight, Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 637 First St.

    Here's the PD's background article on it:

    Verizon’s 4G rollout paused in Santa Rosa amid public concerns

    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 24, 2018

    Wireless provider Verizon has paused the rollout of its next-generation network in Santa Rosa to hold a series of public meetings aimed at educating residents about its new “small cell” wireless installations on utility poles, which have triggered health and aesthetic concerns among residents.

    The city and the company have agreed to hold off on further installation of new equipment until four public informational meetings, starting this week, and a study session before the City Council.

    The pause comes in the wake of concerns and confusion about Verizon’s planned installation of up to 72 wireless antennas the company said it needs to boost the speed and reliability of its Santa Rosa network, which lags many other urban areas.

    “We really are interested in helping educate residents and hopefully make them feel better about what we are doing,” said Verizon spokeswoman Heidi Flato.

    Cellphone service in the county was widely disrupted in October, when a historic firestorm tore through the area and knocked out up to 70 towers, according to emergency officials.

    But concerns about the Verizon equipment have been raised not only by residents but by City Council members and city staff.

    The city’s chief information officer, Eric McHenry, who has a background in the telecom industry and is the lead staffer on the project, said he was surprised by some of the equipment Verizon was placing on wooden utility poles.

    The equipment was installed properly by the company’s subcontractor and according to the plans submitted to the city, but nevertheless caught him off guard, McHenry said.

    “They did not mislead us,” he said. “It’s just we had never seen one of these go up before.”

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    Re: Verizon cell rollout in Santa Rosa

    There is good info for similar cell antennas in Sebastopol here:

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