Small cell facilities are becoming increasingly popular as a way of expanding coverage and increasing network capacity. With mobile data traffic expected to double annually, providers have indicated that small cell facilities are necessary to expand the capacity of wireless networks.
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The residents of the City of Gaithersburg apparently do not agree with the statement above that small cell facilities (DAS Antenna) are "becoming increasingly popular." This video shows the public comment portion of the April 11, 2016, City of Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meeting. The video shows 1 1/2 hours of residents strongly opposed to the placement of small cell towers/DAS Antenna in their front yards. No one spoke in favor of this proposal.