Contra Costa County approves controversial 5G small-cell antennas despite protests

Despite resistance from Contra Costa residents, Verizon Wireless will be allowed to install small-cell antennas and equipment in five public right-of-way spots around unincorporated Walnut Creek and Alamo. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted on this Tuesday after listening to more than a dozen speakers lambaste the telecommunications company’s plan during a hearing that lasted several hours. Verizon wants to install the small cell nodes on existing PG&E poles and one on the ground as part of the 5G wireless network it’s building.

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