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File #: 23-0255    Name:
Type: Franchise or Lease over 5 years Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/11/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Five-Year License Agreement between the City of Alexandria, Virginia and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC., to Install Fiber in the City's Rights-of-Ways for its Wireless Telecommunications Facilities and for Providing Broadband Services for its Commercial Customers in the City.
Attachments: 1. 23-0255_Alexandria Crown Castle Fiber License Agreement FINAL w Exhibits
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Five-Year License Agreement between the City of Alexandria, Virginia and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC., to Install Fiber in the City's Rights-of-Ways for its Wireless Telecommunications Facilities and for Providing Broadband Services for its Commercial Customers in the City.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a five-year License Agreement between the City of Alexandria and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. to install fiber in the City's public rights-of-ways for its wireless telecommunications facilities and for providing broadband services for its commercial customers in the City.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Consider the proposed License Agreement ("Agreement") with Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. and set it for public hearing on Saturday, October 15, 2022; and

2. After the public hearing, authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement and to take other actions that are necessary to implement the Agreement.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: Crown Castle has applied for this license agreement to install approximately 12 miles of fiber and related equipment in the City's public rights of ways to connect its wireless small cell facilities and for providing broadband services for its commercial customers throughout the City as depicted on the diagrams in attached exhibits. On September 2021, the City granted Crown Castle a Telecommunications Facility Franchise authorizing it to install and to operate its wireless communications equipment in the City. Crown Castle's wireless equipment is attached to public utility poles. Crown Castle acts as an intermediary for wireless carriers (in particular, T-Mobile) and transports other carriers signals over its system1. Initially, Crown Castle i...

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