FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering adopting rules that could limit local governments’ zoning authority and allow wireless-service providers to add facilities to existing buildings, towers, and other structures in public rights-of-way and elsewhere. The wireless industry will likely push the federal agency to adopt rules that will allow them to place and expand facilities with little or no oversight.

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering adopting rules that could limit local governments’ zoning authority and allow wireless-service providers to add facilities to existing buildings, towers, and other structures in public rights-of-way and elsewhere. The wireless industry will likely push the federal agency to adopt rules that will allow them to place and expand facilities with little or no oversight.

BB&K telecommunication attorneys discussed how the proceeding could affect local zoning, right-of-way management, historical preservation and environmental regulation—and how local governments can protect their interests. See less -

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