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File #: 21-6534    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Interlocal Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Universal Services for approval of an agreement with Harris County Emergency Services District #12 (ESD 12) for the purpose of installing 5G/LTE antennae on existing monopole owned by HC ESD 12/Cloverleaf FD at 911 Hollywood to increase broadband internet connectivity.
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Department: Universal Services
Department Head/Elected Official:

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Interlocal Agreement

Project ID (if applicable):
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Harris County Emergency Services District #12, (ESD 12)
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Universal Services for approval of an agreement with Harris County Emergency Services District #12 (ESD 12) for the purpose of installing 5G/LTE antennae on existing monopole owned by HC ESD 12/Cloverleaf FD at 911 Hollywood to increase broadband internet connectivity.
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Background and Discussion:
The availability of broadband internet will support public safety operations to access wireless data and reporting capabilities. This antenna will also enable students and families of participating school districts to access wireless broadband internet for online resources and information. The demographics in this census tract, according to the 2020 American Community Survey, are the following: there are approximately 5,515 people for whom poverty is determined, of which 1,073 are children below the FPL, 31.5% of all households have no internet connection, and there are 922 people in households with no computer. Universal Services respectfully requests approval of an agreement between Harris County Emergency Services District #12, (ESD 12) and Harris County.

Expected Impact: To offer students and families with free public internet access, to enable data and reporting capabilities for public safety operations and to serve a public purpose through the utilization of the antennae.

Alternative Options: To not install antennae. This may impact virtual services provided to County residents including preventing the ability to provide wireless broadband internet services to the public.


Alignment with Goal(s):
X Justice and Safety
X Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
X Public Health
_ Transportation
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