Palos Verdes Estates is a charming, rural city known for its picturesque rolling hills and stunning ocean views of the Los Angeles Basin and Pacific Ocean. It’s consistently recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in Southern California. As demand for data among our residents and businesses grows, additional wireless infrastructure is needed to supplement the city’s existing cell towers.
To give the residents of Palos Verdes Estates access to the latest in wireless technology, we are proposing a new Small Cell Solutions (SCS) network. SCS distributes wireless signals by using a series of small, discreet nodes—often placed on existing structures like utility poles or streetlights. It’s become the new standard technology in other top-tier cities around the country and is an ideal solution for a city like Palos Verdes Estates. SCS will help expand the existing network and ensure continuous coverage in homes and businesses across the city.
We understand how important it is to maintain the majestic views and tranquility of your neighborhoods. That’s why we’re working with the local Planning Commission to design solutions that make the nodes even more discreet.
As a licensed Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the state of California, we will be able to minimize the redundant infrastructure by utilizing existing streetlights, utility poles and other structures in the public right-of-way.
We embrace a shared model to accommodate multiple wireless carriers on our fiber-fed network. This allows us to maximize coverage and capacity with the least amount of infrastructure possible.
The challenges we're solving
We have over 15 years of experience implementing SCS in communities, including dense urban centers and residential neighborhoods. SCS provides many unique benefits, including:
- With the increased use of data-hungry apps and video, the SCS network will add much-needed capacity and relieve the congestion and strain put on existing towers in the area.
- The additional nodes will provide continuous coverage along major roads to smaller residential communities.
- With greater coverage and capacity, residents will have more reliable access to public safety and emergency services like 911.
- Our CLEC status and shared model help preserve neighborhood aesthetics by maximizing coverage and minimizing new infrastructure.
- By installing on streetlights and utility poles in the public right-of-way, we can give residents the coverage and capacity they need in the most unobtrusive way possible.
The map below indicates existing and proposed sites where installations will be located on streetlights, utility poles, and slimline poles within city-owned sidewalks.
Should I be worried about radio frequency emissions?
It’s a common concern. And it’s understandable. But even if you’re right next to a tower or node, cellular RF (radio frequency) output is significantly lower than what FCC guidelines permit. And at ground level, the RF levels are not significantly different from background signals in urban areas from things like TV and radio signals. For these reasons, most scientists agree that there are no adverse health effects from cellular signals.
To read more, visit the following links:
- American Cancer Society
A summary of American Cancer Society studies that have shown no link between cellular RF signals and cancer.
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
For more information on exposure guidelines and RF safety, click here.
- International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
ICNIRP is composed of independent scientists from around the world with expertise in a wide variety of disciplines that study the possible adverse effects of RF exposure on human health and recommend safety standards.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
As part of its charter to protect public health, and in response to public concern, the World Health Organization established the International EMF (Electromagnetic fields) Project in 1996 to assess the scientific evidence of possible health effects of EMF in the frequency range from 0 to 300 GHz.