CNX to Bolster Wireless Broadband in Clark County, Nevada Including the Las Vegas Strip

Clark County, Nevada leaders tap CNX to create a plan for securing improved wireless broadband through small cells along the Las Vegas Strip and across the county.

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May 18, 2017 – Clark County, NV – The Clark County, Nevada County Commission has tasked CNX (Connected Nation Exchange) to develop a Broadband Wireless Master Plan that prepares the county for the influx of new small cells that will increase broadband capacity and speeds for the county, including a specific subset for Las Vegas Boulevard. CNX will guide the city on how to most effectively engage the providers that will install small cells to distribute and densify wireless or mobile broadband along The Strip and across Clark County.

For Clark County, CNX will:

  • Develop broadband master plans for the “Las Vegas Strip” and the rest of Clark County
  • Make design standard recommendations
  • Conduct leasing best practices survey & recommendations
  • Review ordinances related to broadband deployment.

Clark County and the City of Las Vegas is a 24/7/365 destination with more than 40 million visitors each year and the home to the majority of the state’s 2.8 million residents. Ensuring seamless and dependable wireless broadband is a priority for which county staff sought support. CNX, as the municipal broadband advisory firm most experienced in developing wireless master plans throughout the country, will work alongside the county staff to deliver on their priorities related to quality and widespread mobile broadband.

“This is a unique opportunity to bring value to one of the most densely populated entertainment destinations in the world and we look forward to the challenge,” said Brian Mefford, Founder and CEO of CNX. “Clark County is a one of a kind setting for further demonstrating CNX’s effective and practical approach to helping cities improve wireless broadband affordably.”

As a part of its support of Clark County, CNX will coordinate with wireless providers and their suppliers to help accelerate time to air for 5G-ready cellular densification models for better overall coverage in the county and along the Las Vegas Strip.

The familiar telecom tower is no longer sufficient to provide adequate wireless broadband. Mobile broadband providers can install small equipment on the PROW (traffic signals, street lights, etc.). Like many urban communities, Clark County faces significant challenges coordinating the many telecommunications companies that want to locate their equipment in the PROW as each small cell must be compliant with local, state, and federal regulations as well as support Clark County’s priority of effectively protecting its viewscapes and public assets.

CNX offers cities across the U.S. an adaptive model that leverages a custom data platform for informing and managing all the interactions necessary for wireless broadband expansion that includes the collocating of small cells on public sites, fiber leasing, and the management of local, state, and federal telecommunication regulations.


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