Third and final installment: Iowa’s impending wireless facilities siting legislation

One of the goals of HF655 was to fill in “gaps” in the FCC rules when it comes to local regulation of the placement of new towers.  The first two posts on this blog essentially addressed those circumstances.  Another goal of the bill was to create a set of rules at the state level (which … Continue reading Third and final installment: Iowa’s impending wireless facilities siting legislation

First installment: Iowa’s impending wireless siting rules

The Iowa Legislature has sent a bill to the Governor that will create a set of uniform rules for local governments as they regulate the placement and alteration of  wireless facilities (cell towers and other types of wireless facilities).  HF655 is meant to work in harmony with previously adopted FCC rules, such as the shot-clock … Continue reading First installment: Iowa’s impending wireless siting rules

More cell tower discussion, documents from National League of Cities and NaCO, and a webinar tomorrow

Last November I posted four pieces discussing the FCC’s October 2014 declaratory ruling explaining/interpreting Section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act (aka the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act), which reads: [A] state or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower … Continue reading More cell tower discussion, documents from National League of Cities and NaCO, and a webinar tomorrow

FCC ruling Part IV: Shot clock clarification and other matters

by Gary Taylor While the bulk of the October 21 FCC ruling addressed Section 6409(a) which addresses collocation, modification, and replacement of wireless facilities, it also contained a section meant to clarify the 90- and 150-day presumptive deadlines (the “cell tower shot clock”) set forth by the FCC in a 2009 ruling, and a section … Continue reading FCC ruling Part IV: Shot clock clarification and other matters

FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part III

by Gary Taylor Section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act provides: [A] state or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station. This post will focus on … Continue reading FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part III

FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part II

by Gary Taylor Section 6409(a) of the Spectrum Act provides: [A] state or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station. In an attempt to clarify … Continue reading FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part II

FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part 1

by Gary Taylor Congress passed the Federal Telecommunications Act (FTA) in 1996 to facilitate the rapid deployment of wireless services across the country. One action for achieving that goal was to limit local zoning authority over personal wireless services facilities in some respects. It “prohibited” local governments from preventing services to a geographic area, and … Continue reading FCC ruling on collocation explained, Part 1

Options for Internet Access in Rental Housing

By: Abigail Gaffey Many parents are suddenly finding themselves responsible for their children’s education at home. For most of us this is an inconvenience, but for low-resource populations it can be an impossibility. Rental property managers, particularly of apartment complexes housing families, can help by checking on the internet needs of their tenants. Large apartment … Continue reading Options for Internet Access in Rental Housing

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