County Council amends bill that could allow 5G cell antennas, rejects further delay

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday made changes to a bill to allow 5G cell service, including where antennas may be built and the height of new poles.

The council is deliberating a zoning text amendment that would provide guidelines for the placement of antennas countywide.

5G networks require smaller equipment that can be placed closer together. That creates a more robust, faster network, versus 4G towers, which often stretch hundreds of feet into the air and are more spaced out.

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