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Maine

Mobilitie’s Increased Transparency is Somewhat Opaque

Back on May 27, 2016 Martha DeGrasse of RCR Wireless published a very interesting article titled, “Mobilitie to increase transparency for jurisdictions”. It’s well worth going back to (re)read her article about how Mobilitie’s President, Christos Karmis said his firm would use its own corporate name with local jurisdictions.

Huh? Use its own name? Why . . . → Read More: Mobilitie’s Increased Transparency is Somewhat Opaque

General

T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

(Updated 1/21/15: see bottom)

This is a flash report on the Supreme Court decision announced today in T-Mobile v. Roswell penned by Justice Sotomayor. A detailed analysis will follow. For now, here is the Syllabus (not part of the decision) followed by a link to the 28-page decision. The big takeaway: A City need not . . . → Read More: T-Mobile v. Roswell Decided: Both Got It Wrong

Georgia

Question for Rep. Don Parsons of Georgia

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking at LSI’s Deployment of Wireless Facilities Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

I spoke on the FCC’s implementation of Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (commonly but inaccurately called the “Spectrum Act,” a term that never appeared in the the MDTRJCA). . . . → Read More: Question for Rep. Don Parsons of Georgia

AT&T Wireless

Permits? We’re AT&T and we don’t need no stinkin’ permits!

Dobbs: “If you’re the cell phone company where are your permits?” Gold Hat: “Permits? We ain’t got no permits. We don’t need no permits! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ permits!”

-with apologies to B. Traven and then John Huston

It seems that Ridgewood, New Jersey is non-to-happy with . . . → Read More: Permits? We’re AT&T and we don’t need no stinkin’ permits!

AT&T Wireless

Missouri Cell Tower Industry Driven Laws Struck Down by Judge

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According to a published reports, Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce has issued a permanent injunction and declared the two laws as being invalid. This follows the preliminary injunction she issued on Aug. 27 staying the laws (HB 331) from taking effect as scheduled the next day.

Judge Joyce ruled . . . → Read More: Missouri Cell Tower Industry Driven Laws Struck Down by Judge

Legal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Wireless Siting Degreg Bill (HB 331) into Law

Missouri local government and their residents will now be largely silenced as to the placement of wireless towers in communities.

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Yesterday, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 331, including its “UNIFORM WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ACT” provisions.

HB 331 was lauded by the wireless industry and strongly opposed by the Missouri . . . → Read More: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Signs Wireless Siting Degreg Bill (HB 331) into Law

6409

AT&T’s “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrasturcture Act” in Missouri

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Salus AT&T suprema lex esto

The latest attempt by the wireless industry, and specifically AT&T, to bypass any rational zoning process, is in Missouri.

House Bill 331, “[t]o repeal sections 67.1830, 67.1836, 67.1838, 67.1842, 392.415, 392.420, and 392.461, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof twenty-two new sections relating to . . . → Read More: AT&T’s “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrasturcture Act” in Missouri

General

Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.

US District Judge Richard Kopf has, again, set out the minimum ‘in writing’ and ‘substantial evidence’ standards for a Nebraska local government intending to deny a wireless site application.

On December 23, 2010, Judge Kopf granted a motion for summary judgment sought by Viaero Wireless to require the Village of Doniphan, Nebraska to issue the . . . → Read More: Going to Deny a Site in Nebraska? Better Do it Right.