5G is going to let even more devices go wireless, but cities are grappling with the roll out

5G is coming to Southern California, where Crown Castle is installing small cells on Long Beach’s street poles and other city-owned space. According to the California Street Light Association, Long Beach is getting upwards of $1,500 a pole in return, as well as use of the company’s infrastructure to build out the city’s fiber network. Daniel Schweizer, Crown Castle’s director of government affairs for the western United States, said the company has made tremendous progress in installing small cells in Southern California, engaging with 25 of 34 of Orange County cities.

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