Small cell permitting data

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Office Of The Chief Technology Officer of Washington, DC.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) Data detailing the location, ownership information, and status of all 5G-enabled small cell installations in the city as of the date this request is completed. This dataset/spreadsheet should include, where available, the following data fields:
- Longitude & latitude of 5G small cells
- Street address of 5g small cells
- The name of the company that owns the small cell
- The status of the installation (i.e., pending approval, already installed, etc.)
- Installation date
- Fee paid
- Term of installation (i.e., 5 years, 10 years, etc.)
- Any other relevant data fields the department tracks

2) All department strategic plans or comparable documents describing the city's goals, procedures, and policies regarding 5G deployment.

3) All contracts, memorandums of understanding, or comparable agreements between the department and 5G vendors.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the fees, including the hourly wage of each employee involved and an explanation justifying the employee hours required to fulfill the request.

Should you choose to reject this request or redact portions of responsive documents, I ask that you provide a detailed breakdown of the statutory exemptions and associated case law underlying your decision to withhold each/any portions from public review.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Office Of The Chief Technology Officer

Under the D.C. FOIA, a public body may extend the fifteen business-day response time for an additional ten business days when "unusual circumstances" exist, including the following situations: (1) there is a need to search for, collect, and examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single request; or (2) there is a need for consultation with another public body having a substantial interest in the determination of the request or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the request. With respect specifically to a body-worn camera recording recorded by the Metropolitan Police Department, the statutory twenty-five business-day response period may be extended for an additional fifteen business days if there is an inability to procure a vendor that is able to perform any redactions within twenty-five business day.

From: Office Of The Chief Technology Officer

Dear Todd Feathers: Please see the attached letter in response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
FOIA Office
Office of the Chief Technology Officer