Small Wireless Facilities (SWFs) are a type of wireless broadband infrastructure. The "small" cell refers to the service area where coverage is offered, not the antenna or equipment size itself. The purpose of a SWF is to provide coverage in areas where there are no broadband-level services. Unlike cell towers (macrocells), SWFs typically take the form of smaller antennas that are placed on existing infrastructure, such as utility poles. They are accompanied by equipment cabinets typically installed lower on the pole.
The City of Redmond Small Wireless Facilities (5G) Application is ready for use. Please click here for application, submittal requirements, and design standards.