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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Collocation" means the use of a wireless telecommunication facility by more than one wireless telecommunication provider.
(b) "Lattice tower" means a support structure constructed of vertical metal struts and cross braces forming a triangular or square structure which often tapers from the foundation.
(c) “Monopole” means a support structure constructed of a single, self-supporting hollow metal tube securely anchored to a foundation.
(d) "Personal wireless services" means commercial mobile services, unlicensed wireless services, and common carrier wireless exchange access services as defined by Federal law (47 U.S.C. §332(c)(7)).
(e) "Technically suitable" means that the location of a wireless telecommunication antenna or antennas reasonably serves the purpose for which it is intended within the band width of frequencies for which the owner or operator of the antenna or antennas has been licensed by the FCC to operate without a significant loss of communication capability within developed areas of the City.
(f) "Telecommunication(s)" means the technology which enables information to be exchanged through the transmission of voice, video or data signals by means of electrical or magnetic systems and includes the term "personal wireless services".
(g) “Wireless telecommunication antenna” means the physical device through which electromagnetic, wireless telecommunication signals authorized by the Federal Communications Commission are transmitted or received. Antennas used by amateur radio operators are excluded from this definition.
(h) “Wireless telecommunication equipment shelter” means the structure in which the electronic receiving and relay equipment for a wireless telecommunication facility is housed.
(i) “Wireless telecommunication facility” means a facility consisting of the equipment and structures involved in receiving telecommunications or radio signals from a mobile radio communications source and transmitting those signals to a central switching computer which connects the mobile unit with the land-based telephone lines for the provision of personal wireless services.
(j) “Wireless telecommunication tower” means any structure which elevates the wireless telecommunication antenna and may include accessory transmission and receiving equipment.
(Ord. 1997-18. Passed 7-16-97.)