With a May 1 deadline approaching, the city of Rensselaer passed a resolution during a special city council meeting on April 28 to keep small cell structures out of its right-of-ways.
The city took this step in reaction to the state legislature’s adoption of Indiana Senate Bill 213. The bill places restrictions on measures local governments can take to stop communications companies from placing small cell antennae and support structures in public right-of-ways. State Senator Brandt Hershman who represents District 7, which contains part of Jasper County, is one of the bill’s authors. He says the goal of the bill is to make Indiana an attractive place for new installations of 5G wireless technology.