Mobile Telecom Franchises

Mobile Telecommunications Franchises allow authorized companies to install and operate telecom equipment on street light poles, traffic light poles, and utility poles to facilitate wireless communications in the five boroughs. The franchises enable companies to use this equipment to enhance existing services or to provide new wireless services, including cellular and broadband Internet access.

Granting access to City street poles creates an opportunity for wireless companies to provide their services where private property is not available or practical, while enabling the City to generate municipal revenue. Carriers are able to supplement areas of weak coverage, improving capacity and service in previously underserved areas of the city.

Mobile Telecom Franchise Agreements

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