Wireless Facilities Deployment in Public Right-Of-Way


With the introduction of wireless technology, how people live, work, and play has certainly changed. The demand for wireless connectivity is on the rise, with users seeking the best coverage with the fastest connection. Wireless technology continues to expand throughout the world promoting innovation and productivity.  The City is coordinating with telecommunications companies on upcoming cellular infrastructure improvements. These wireless sites are proposed for locations in the public right-of-way as well as other areas in the City.


Protecting the public right-of-way and public property is a primary responsibility of the Public Works Department.  For wireless deployments in other areas outside of the public right-of-way, contact the Planning Department (Guidelines, Standards & Requirements). Wireless technology continues to advance and includes small cell deployments The City recognizes the need to preserve aesthetic appeal in our community when wireless equipment is deployed. Therefore, the City is looking for designs with reasonably sized equipment installed on City owned poles (streetlights) and utility owned wood poles. Installation of a wireless facility requires a Wireless Facility Permit, and use of City property requires additional agreements and guidelines.


What governs wireless deployment? Deployment is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with Public Works preserving the City’s appearance and infrastructure.
Which agency regulates potential safety concerns? The FCC regulates most aspects of wireless antennas including safety of radio frequency transmissions. The City complies with all regulations set forth by the FCC to alleviate any potential health or safety concern. For more information please follow these links to the FCC’s Safety FAQ and the Cancer.org Safety information.

What is the timeframe of deployments in Campbell? Several small cell deployment have been completed in Campbell, and continue to be anticipated.


Wireless Facility Permitting Guidelines

Small Cell Design Guidelines

Wireless Facility Permit

Municipal Code of Ordinances-Chapter 11.14 (Ordinance 2253)