Small cells give Frisco's wireless networks the speed and reliability they need for the future.
We’re working in close partnership with Frisco’s city staff to deploy a network of 15 low-powered antennas called “nodes” that sit close to the ground, are connected by fiber optic cable, and can handle large amounts of data at high speeds. This network promises to ease congestion significantly, smooth the transition to 5G and other next-generation networks, and help Frisco roll out a variety of “smart city” innovations over time.
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Why Frisco needs more wireless infrastructure.
The fastest growing suburb in the affluent “Platinum Corridor” within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Frisco has been on an upward trajectory since the turn of the millennium. With more than 170,000 residents, the city is supported by an ongoing influx of businesses from almost every industry sector. Its school district is one of the nation’s fastest growing and most exemplary. And it welcomes millions of visitors each year to its premier sporting events, upscale shopping establishments, four-star restaurants, and its recreation mecca of Lake Lewisville. It’s no wonder that Frisco has been named by Forbes as one of the top places to relocate, and by Money as one of the nation’s top places to live.
In recent years, the people, communities, and businesses of Frisco have become heavily reliant on fast, reliable wireless connectivity. Demand for mobile data keeps rising exponentially, yet the city’s existing wireless infrastructure has been unable to keep pace. It’s a dire concern, especially considering the public safety implications—80 percent of all emergency calls to police, firefighters, and other first responders are now initiated on mobile devices. Small cell solutions, or “small cells,” can help expand network coverage, complementing Frisco’s existing cell towers and other wireless infrastructure.
Even better, small cells fit the bill from an aesthetic standpoint. Because they can be inconspicuously installed on right of way infrastructure like street signs, utility poles, and streetlights, small cells can preserve Frisco’s unique cityscapes by blending in with their surroundings.
View a photo simulation of a proposed small cell solution.
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About Crown Castle
Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service—bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.