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Legislation relaxes rules for smaller cell towers
The Daily Progress Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

In the coming months, smaller wireless towers could start popping up around Virginia at a faster pace.

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will allow the construction of structures less than 50 feet tall without a special exception, special-use permit or variance from local governments. The towers are designed to support small-cell facilities.

The Federal Communications Commission describes small cells as low-powered wireless base stations that typically are “for targeted indoor or localized outdoor areas ranging in size from homes and offices to stadiums, shopping malls, hospitals and metropolitan outdoor spaces.”

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