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FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling Establishing Timeframes For State & Localities To Process Wireless Tower Applications

November 19, 2009

On November 19, 2009, the FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling stating that municipalities have deadlines of 90 days (for collocations) and 150 days (for all tower siting applications) to be reviewed by applicable state and local governments.  It is the FCC’s goal to speed the implementation of broadband access nationwide.

This Declaratory Ruling will have a significant impact on many municipalities.  You can read the FCC’s Public Notice here:

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-294711A1.pdf

If you would like further information, the Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Department provides a full line of radio tower-related services.  Please call Telecommunications Department Chairman Alan Tilles at 301-231-0930.