Charles City approves policy for future 5G network

Charles City, Iowa – Charles City is preparing a 5-G network even though its timetable is uncertain.

At Monday night’s council meeting, members approved a policy after the Federal Communication Commission’s ruling helping facilitate antenna deployment.

City Administrator Steve Diers says this could usher in a new era of technology.


The policy outlines where the antennas will be located. Preferable spots are industrial districts, highway right of ways and retail and commercial districts.

Least preferable locations are residential districts and parks.

The FCC’s ruling allows for companies to put antennas on publicly owned structures like light or telephone poles.

Diers says there is no timetable, they’re abiding by FCC regulations.


The resolution unanimously passed.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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