The City of El Paso must manage the use of different telecommunications towers, and devices that are established. Rules must be followed to ensure fair use and safety in Personal Wireless Service Facilities and Telecommunications Facilities on the Right-of-Way (ROW).
SB 1004 establishes Chapter 284 Deployment of Network Nodes in Public Right-of-Way to Establish Guidelines, Procedures, and a Design Manual Governing Network Providers' Access to Public Right-of-Way of the Local Government Code and standardizes the municipal permitting process for the deployment of network nodes across Texas. It grants access to Public ROW to network providers subject to permitting requirements and payment to cities.
SB 1004 was enacted on September 1, 2017 and allows network providers to deploy facilities on Public ROW in line with Chapter 284 and Chapter 15.10. for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City.
When a company wants to place network objects, SB 1004 sets a standard for:
*Includes the "drop and swap" method of municipally owned power poles.
Provider will be billed every January 1st and shall maintain and submit an annual inventory of Network Nodes and Node Support Poles connected by Transport Facilities and collocated Network Nodes.This includes a complete and accurate GIS location information, maps, plans, equipment and other records related to provider facilities.
Completeness Check:City must review applications for completeness and notify the application for its determination within 30 days.
Review Period:The City must approve or deny the permitting within 60 days, counted from when the City received a complete application.
Annual Rental Fees:$250 annually per Network Node site, with an annual adjustment.
Completeness Check:City must review applications for completeness and notify the application for its determination within 10 days via email.
Review Period:The City must approve or deny the permitting within 21 days, counted from when the City received a complete application.
Annual Rental Fees:$28 monthly per Network Node site, not to exceed network provider’s monthly aggregate Network Node rental Rate.
Review Period:The City must approve or deny the permitting within 150 days, counted from when the City received a complete application.
Annual Rental Fees:$20 annually per service pole.