City of Cleveland Provides Statement to AT& T on 5G Development Process

Feb. 14, 2019 

On February 13, 2019 the City of Cleveland provided official communication to AT&T that includes clarification on the city’s permitting process. In a letter from Chief of Staff Sharon Dumas to AT&T Regional President Adam Grzybicki, the City includes the dates of all permits issued thus far as well as what is needed for the remainder of permits to be issued. The letter explains that the City has granted nearly all permits AT&T requested for new fiber lines. Permit requests for small cell antennas needed to help deliver signals to customers were received by the city in early February and are being reviewed.

Chief Dumas notes:

“I want to assure you that the Jackson administration has been working, and continues to work, to position the city for the future. If AT&T works cooperatively with the city to provide the information that the city requires, the city will be able to assist AT&T more efficiently and effectively to achieve both our goals.”

The City of Cleveland has created and will continue to create an environment that fosters economic growth for all businesses and improves quality of life for its residents.

Download the full letter from Chief Sharon Dumas here: 02.13.2019 City of Cleveland Response to AT&T