Wireless data consumption has grown remarkably in the last few years, outpacing the capacity of current telecommunication infrastructure. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and the devices we use to live chat with friends and stream video and music have created an unprecedented wireless data demand.
Small cell wireless technology is the leading solution to meet soaring data needs and make coverage more reliable around the country. Small cell wireless technology will also help deploy future technologies like 5G, driverless cars, and the Internet of Things (IOT), referring to the ever-growing network of physical objects that have an IP address for Internet connectivity.
The City of Peoria works closely with wireless carriers that install small cell technology within existing public rights-of-way, which supports wireless coverage and improves signal strength. The law allows the City of Peoria to require small cell wireless facilities to comply with all aesthetic and engineering standards as well as building code requirements.