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6409

First Thoughts on Today’s FCC 6409(a) Report and Order

Today, October 17, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) voted to adopt new federal rules that significantly undermine local police powers to regulate wireless infrastructure. The rules will become effective 90 days after the Commission publishes the Report and Order (“Order”) in the Federal Register.

Although as of this writing the Commission has not yet . . . → Read More: First Thoughts on Today’s FCC 6409(a) Report and Order

General

Congress Gifts Wireless Industry with By-Right Collocation…Or Does It?

On February 17, 2012, Congress passed the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012” (the “Act”) and sent it on to President Obama for his signature. It seems likely that the President will sign the Act.

The California Wireless Association said about the Act in an email bulletin to its members (of . . . → Read More: Congress Gifts Wireless Industry with By-Right Collocation…Or Does It?

Legal

Walnut Creek Opts for a Lessatorium

Last Wednesday, the City Council in Walnut Creek California decided against imposing a cell tower permitting moratorium. The original story is >>here<<.

Sometimes no ‘mor’ is ‘less.’ Sorry, it’s been one of those weeks.

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Moratorium

Walnut Creek, CA Ponders Siting Moratorium

On November 16th at 7:00 p.m. the City Council of the City of Walnut Creek will consider adopting a wireless moratorium while it considers creating a new wireless ordinance.

The City Council conducted a study session last Thursday to hear from the public. Carriers were present at the study session, but according to published reports . . . → Read More: Walnut Creek, CA Ponders Siting Moratorium