Federal and Local Law Govern Requests To Construct Cell Towers

January 25, 2023

Applications by wireless service providers to construct cell towers, and opposition to those applications, are governed by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and by zoning and land use laws as provided in that law. This column discusses the principal governing law, recent FCC guidance, and notable court decisions in this area to provide a roadmap both for those seeking to install cell towers and those wanting to make sure that all rules are followed.

Reprinted with permission from New York Law Journal, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Vol 269 – No. 16.

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