We’re working to bring the next-generation of wireless connectivity to Pittsburgh by deploying a small cell network of 44 low-powered antennas called “nodes,” connected to fiber optic cable. Faster and more reliable coverage will enable next-generation networks, such as 5G, and new technologies, including autonomous vehicles and citywide sharing.

Why Pittsburgh needs more wireless infrastructure.

Residents and businesses across Pittsburgh depend on wireless connectivity. Once synonymous with manufacturing, the city is now considered a leader in tech, medicine and engineering. With more than 300,000 residents, millions of visitors each year and innovative companies, wireless networks add much-needed capacity.

Wireless infrastructure is also important for public safety, with 80 percent of 911 calls initiated from a mobile device. Small cell solutions, or “small cells”, work in conjunction with fiber and towers to improve wireless coverage and increase network capacity in highly-populated areas like Pittsburgh.

Discover more about small cells and the benefits they'll bring to your community.

Where we're installing small cells.

Since small cells often are inconspicuously installed on right of way infrastructure like street signs, utility poles and streetlights, they blend into their surroundings and preserve the aesthetics of their environment. Working in partnership with city staff, we plan to enable improved wireless carrier service while keeping Pittsburgh's character intact.

The map above shows proposed areas of activity in Pittsburgh.

Small cells in Pittsburgh.


Existing infrastructure


Existing infrastructure


About Crown Castle

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 90,000 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.

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