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

Missouri Coat of Arms

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 . . . → Read More: AT&T’s “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrasturcture Act” in Missouri

Clearwire+Dish Network: A Match Not Made in Japan or Kansas

Perhaps the new corporate logo?(Yeah, this is a parody.)

For years I’ve been telling my clients that the relationship between Clearwire and Sprint is far from what Sprint has portrayed it to be.

No, Clearwire not a controlled entity or affiliate of Sprint, but rather an arms-length investment by Sprint in Clearwire. For . . . → Read More: Clearwire+Dish Network: A Match Not Made in Japan or Kansas

Jonathan Awarded LL.M IT/Telecom Law Degree

 

I’m very pleased to share with all of you, my friends, that I have received the attached letter confirming my award of a Masters of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law degree.

This marks the culmination of my legal studies with Strathclyde University School of Law in Glasgow.

To earn my degree, I . . . → Read More: Jonathan Awarded LL.M IT/Telecom Law Degree

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC Shot Clock

Just released this morning is the U.S. Supreme Court decision that, on a 6-3 vote, upholds the FCC Shot Clock.

The decision is linked below.

“SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which THOMAS, GINSBURG, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. BREYER, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FCC Shot Clock

Rulemaking in CPUC General Order 170: Comments, Replies pushed back 45 days

Just issued about 15 minutes ago (9:14 a.m. PDT)

To the Parties of Record in Rulemaking (R.) 06-10-006:

On May 16, 2013, the City and County of San Francisco on behalf of the League of California Cities, the California Association of Counties, and SCAN NOTOA (Joint Parties) requested a 90-day extension to file comments on . . . → Read More: Rulemaking in CPUC General Order 170: Comments, Replies pushed back 45 days

Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts

John Pestle and I will once again be presenting our very popular program, Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts. If you read through this entire post, you’ll find out how to get 20% off the registration fee!

This live-via-the-web program, presented through Lorman Education Services, will be presented twice in June: First . . . → Read More: Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases and Lease Buyouts

CPUC General Order 170 Redux

What agency should evaluate compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as it applies to telecom firms: Local governments or the CPUC? That burning question is at the heart of what agency is best able to protect the public by evaluating CEQA considerations related to telecom construction.

Historically, the California Public Utilities Commission has . . . → Read More: CPUC General Order 170 Redux

Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

AB 162 will try to re-emerge in January 2014. Let’s take the time now to continue to educate our electeds.

Now that Assembly Bill 162 has been removed from California’s legislative agenda for 2013, it’s vital that we remember that the Bill is not dead; it is merely awaiting a rebirth in some . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 in a Cocoon for 2013. Now what?

Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014

Hot news just in: AB 162 has been pulled from this year’s legislative calender.

This means that the Bill will not come up for consideration until at least next January.

Many people; many local associations; and many local governments have been instrumental in achieving this result, and they all deserve thanks.

This, however, is not . . . → Read More: Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014

Amended Assembly Bill 162 To Be Heard May 1

Assembly Bill 162, as amended on 4/23 (see my post here about those awful amendments) has been re-referred to the Assembly’s Local Government Committee. It will be heard on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

It is vital that your views on AB 162 be communicated to your electeds before the hearing.

For local governments, formal opposition . . . → Read More: Amended Assembly Bill 162 To Be Heard May 1