Telecom companies get OK to install 5G antennas

Last Tuesday, Miami-Dade County lawmakers gave the OK to Crown Castle, Verizon and AT&T to install small cell technology throughout the area. County commissioners voted unanimously May 7 to allow the three telecom companies to attach the small cells to county property on public rights-of-way, including wood and metal poles, utility cables and streetlights.

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