On April 27, 2018, Tom Johnson presented on the regulation of small cell wireless facilities after HB310 in North Carolina at the NC Bar Association's Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section Annual Meeting. HB310 is a bill enacted in 2017 that allows wireless companies to mount small 5G facilities, which are similar to booster antennas, on public structures in the right of way (like utility poles). The mounted 5G facilities boost the ability of wireless companies to offer 5G connections throughout the state.
Tom's presentation covered the perspective from the wireless industry, while his co-presenter Lisa Glover, a senior assistant town attorney for the Town of Cary, detailed the government's perspective. For more information on the annual meeting, click here.