Long Beach, CA
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File #: 18-1129    Version: 1 Name: PW - Agrmnt w/Verizon Communications for wireless telecommunications facilities
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to finalize and execute a Master License Agreement, and any necessary amendments, with Verizon Communications, Inc., for the non-exclusive use of City-owned properties, including street lights citywide, for wireless telecommunications facilities, for a 20-year term. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 121818-R-18sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to finalize and execute a Master License Agreement, and any necessary amendments, with Verizon Communications, Inc., for the non-exclusive use of City-owned properties, including street lights citywide, for wireless telecommunications facilities, for a 20-year term. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 13, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance ORD-18-0012 amending Chapter 21.56 (Wireless Telecommunications Facilities) and Title 15 (Public Utilities) of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) to update regulations relating to the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities (small cells) in the public right-of-way (ROW). The resulting regulations for small cells in the ROW addressed not only design and aesthetic standards, but also set forth a streamlined review and approval process. Since adoption of the new small cell regulations and process, the Department of Public Works (PW) has processed multiple new applications within the stated timelines, and executed one License Agreement.

Staff is seeking authorization to enter into a Master License Agreement with Verizon Communications, Inc. (Verizon), to implement small cell technologies within the public ROW. Staff worked with Verizon to negotiate terms that provide a public benefit for reduced fees. The proposed contract with Verizon includes non-monetary and public benefits provided by Verizon in exchange for a reduced license agreement annual rate. The general terms of the proposed agreement are outlined below. These terms represent a strategic and mutually beneficial partnership.

· Conduit: Verizon will provide the City with approximately 8.86 miles of 2-inch conduit to connect public facilities to the City’s network. This is an important step in upgrading connectivity. The City will be responsible for placing the fiber and final conduit connections at its own expense.
· Digital Inclusion:
o Verizon will provide a minimum of 50 Kajeet MiFi...

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