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The City of Tulare has joined forces with 5 Bars Communities of Irvine.

published on September 6, 2017 - 11:42 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The City of Tulare has joined a roster of Central Valley cities entering agreement with Irvine-based 5 Bars Communities to market and manage wireless coverage solutions.

Tulare joins Merced and Ripon as the latest additions. 5 Bars Communities markets the city’s real estate and other assets for small cell and wireless use. Small cells are used by the wireless industry to boost carrier networks.

5 Bars will act as an advocate for each city, in collaboration with carriers, in order to minimize impact from wireless facility siting decisions. The decision for these cities to partner with 5 Bars was based on maintaining control, preventing visual blight and increasing connectivity for businesses, residents and citizens, according to a news release from 5 Bars.

Fresno is the largest Central Valley city that has partnered with 5 Bars. Last week, city officials held a press conference in an effort to oppose legislation that could impact the deployment of small cell technology in California towns.

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