Proposed FCC rules could put wireless cell boxes on Blue Ash streets

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft proposal this month that would result in cell service carriers installing small, wireless equipment across the nation, including in Blue Ash. The FCC states this technology is needed to meet increasing demands for wireless service and build a national 5G infrastructure.

Unlike larger cell towers, the boxes are expected to be closer together, at street level and in the public right-of-way.  This could include placing the equipment on street lights, traffic lights, or on the street itself. According to proposal, the City of Blue Ash will have very little control over where the cell boxes will be placed and the aesthetic of the box. The FCC provides additional details in its recently released Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order.

FCC commissioners could approve the proposal during an open meeting on Wednesday, September 26. If you would like to voice opposition to this, you may contact the FCC before Tuesday, September 18th by following the instructions here.