Q. What are the new poles going up in the city?
A. Cincinnati Bell is installing a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to supplement the wireless signal for Verizon. As the number of wireless devices continues to increase, the need for additional signal strength is also increasing. The DAS system will fill in weak spots caused by topography and usage issues. A total of 6 new poles are being installed in Villa Hills.
Q. Why did the City give permission to Cincinnati Bell to install the poles?
A. Keep in mind that section 704 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 prohibits local jurisdictions from banning the placement of cellular facilities, therefore the city had to allow the poles. The County Planning Commission and Cincinnati Bell worked out rules for placing poles in Villa Hills and throughout Kenton County.