Conway is following in the footsteps of other South Carolina cities, like Myrtle Beach, in preparing for 5G. The town wants to be ready when companies approach them about putting small cells in the city, reported WBTW-TV.
As part of the planning process, city administrator Adam Emrick is trying to create regulations for where the small cells can be placed and how big they can be. “The last thing we want to do is start throwing up antennas all over the place that kind of destroy that ambiance that we’re going for,” he said. “So this would allow us to do some review of where technology can go and how it looks.”
“We know it’s coming,” Emrick added. “It may get to Conway in a year, it may get to Conway in three or four years, but we know it’s coming and we want to be able to make sure that we’re able to handle it when it comes here.”
The city council discussed regulating small cell tech during a recent workshop, but the proposal is still being written.