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File #: 24-1491    Name:
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/5/2023 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/14/2023 Final action:
Title: Consideration of A First Amendment to a Five-Year License Agreement dated November 1, 2022, between the City of Alexandria, Virginia and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. to Permit Crown Castle to construct and install an additional enterprise fiber route of approximately 400 feet in the City of Alexandria's Virginia Public Rights-of-Ways.
Attachments: 1. 24-1491_Attachment 1_Amendment No. 1 to License Agreement between City of Alexandria and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. Dated November 1, 2022, 2. 24-1491_Attachment 2_Maps of Proposed Builds, 3. 24-1491_Attachment 3_Current License Agreement between City of Alexandria and Crown Castle
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

FROM: JOANNA ANDERSON, CITY ATTORNEY

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Consideration of A First Amendment to a Five-Year License Agreement dated November 1, 2022, between the City of Alexandria, Virginia and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. to Permit Crown Castle to construct and install an additional enterprise fiber route of approximately 400 feet in the City of Alexandria's Virginia Public Rights-of-Ways.
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ISSUE: Consideration of an amendment to an existing Five-Year License Agreement dated November 1, 2022 between the City of Alexandria and Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. to permit Crown Castle to install an additional enterprise fiber route of approximately 400 feet.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Consider the proposed amendment to the existing License Agreement ("Agreement") with Crown Castle and set it for public hearing on Saturday, November 18, 2023; and

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

DISCUSSION: On November 1, 2022, the City entered into a five year license agreement with Crown Castle Fiber, LLC. ("Crown Castle") Under the Agreement Crown Castle installed approximately 12 miles of fiber and related equipment in the City's public rights-of-ways to connect its wireless small cell facilities to provide broadband services for its commercial customers. On September 21, 2021, the City granted Crown Castle a Telecommunications Facility Franchise authorizing it to install and operate its wireless communications equipment in the City.1
Under the proposed amendment, Crown Castle seeks to install an additional enterprise fiber route of approximately 400 feet to provide telecom services to Lincoln P...

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