Posts tagged as: Cell Towers

Fourth Circuit Rules FCC Can Manage Tower Siting Process

An appeals court sided with the FCC recently in a decision that upholds the agency’s authority to accelerate the process of gaining local approval for cell towers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that local governments are not allowed to stymie or otherwise hinder the permitting of cell towers. Municipalities cannot […]

FCC Issues a NPRM to Make It Easier to Put Up Cell Towers

The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks comment on policies regarding wireless infrastructure. Specifically, the FCC wants to streamline the environmental and historic preservation review process for putting in new small cells and distributed antenna sites; remove barriers that prevent temporary equipment from being installed; and clarify the […]

AT&T Weighing Sale of Its Cell Towers

AT&T is more seriously considering a sale of its wireless towers, reports Bloomberg. AT&T said earlier this year that it might sell its towers. AT&T could net about $5 billion from such a sale, and possible bidders include Crown Castle International, SBA Communications, and American Tower, according to Bloomberg’s unidentified source. AT&T owns and operates […]

Supreme Court Rules Local Towns Can’t Hold Up Cell Towers

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Federal Communications Commission regarding a dispute over cell towers. Wireless industry players complained to the FCC that local governments are often slowing down the process to adjust existing cell towers or install new ones. The FCC recommends that local jurisdictions should act on amendments to existing towers […]

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