Council will consider an ordinance setting the stage for 5G cellular towers in Maitland.
The Maitland City Council will consider an ordinance to city code allowing 5G cellular towers within the city during its Monday meeting Feb. 25.
The Florida legislature passed the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act in 2017 clearing the way for 5G cellular technology facilities, which will be more numerous and close to one another than the current 4G infrastructure. The 5G technology is expected to be ready for use by 2020 and have a network of over 800,000 cell antennae by 2026, according to city documents.
The proposed revisions to the city code would implement the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act and establish an city-supervised application process and objective design standards for wireless facilities.
If introduced, the ordinance will have a public hearing at the April 8 meeting.