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The Future of Cellular in Denver- Cell Poles

The Future of Cellular in Denver- Cell Poles

Why You’ll Be Seeing 30 Foot Cell Poles Pop Up Around Denver

You may have noticed large cell poles, about 30 feet tall, are popping up around the Denver Metro Area. At the top of these poles are antennas that boost signal strength in a one to two block radius. Why, you might ask, are these seemingly intrusive structures emerging in dozens of neighborhoods across Denver? The answer: so many people are using cell phones.

These poles are expecting to unclog data connections and help implement the next generation of cellular technology- the 5G Data Network. There is an increasing amount of high demand for wireless, and these new structures will remove some of the traffic from larger towers. This program is developing in order to better serve densely populated urban areas where wireless and cellular usage is high; large cell towers can’t be built in these areas.

Last year, Colorado passed a law that allows wireless providers to install these poles in the public right of way. There is concern among some neighborhoods and HOAs, where these poles are being constructed, that the neighborhood aesthetic is being disrupted. There are claims that there was no prior notice of the construction or implementation as well. However, the poles are not permitted on public property.

However, the purpose of creating these miniature green cell towers is to allow for better camouflage into urbanity. They are supposed to be less intrusive and noticeable than the large cell towers that are inundated with data consumption. Dozens of these cellular poles have been installed to date, and as many as 175 are under review or approved.

The City of Denver is reviewing the approved poles to make sure they aren’t a hindrance to pedestrians, vehicles, or public safety, while ensuring they deliver faster speeds for wireless connections and high-speed cell networks.

 

 

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Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. Libby proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. You can see Libby featured in 5280 Magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at www.LibbySellsDenver.com.