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Supreme Court Says Local Towns Can't Hold Up Cell Towers

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May 20, 2013, 10:26 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated May 20, 2013, 11:00 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Federal Communications Commission regarding a dispute over cell towers. Wireless industry players complained to the FCC that local governments are often slowing down the process to adjust existing cell towers or install new ones. The FCC recommends that local jurisdictions should act on amendments to existing towers within three months and on new towers within five months. The Supreme Court agrees. Several cities had challenged the FCC's authority on the matter. The Supreme Court voted 6-3 in the FCC's favor, rejecting the cities' claims.

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Jayshmay

May 20, 2013, 10:46 AM

Good!!!

People are way too anal about cell towers. T-Mobile is tryingto iincrease coverage, but these anal small towns are holding up wireless progress!
I read some where (its been a while so I don't have the source) that some county and towns had laws that basically promoted monopoly by simply stating that they forbid building of new cell towers if it wasn't for expanding the wireless coverage of th...
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I disagree but agree.

I agree:

so that companies can continue to provide great service, and to expand both capacity and coverage

disagree:

it is very harmful those RF waves, but it also devalues the town or cities' home values.

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Jayshmay said:
People are way too anal about cell towers. T-Mobile is tryingto iincrease coverage, but these anal small towns are holding up wireless progress!


I have seen and heard on countless occassions people fr...
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Jayshmay said:
People are way too anal about cell towers. T-Mobile is tryingto iincrease coverage, but these anal small towns are holding up wireless progress!


Lebensraum?
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Yes its all about T-Mobile and no other carrier?
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here because of the Antenas.
Analog Radio antenas affect them more, though I still think that whey have some kind of effect on human beings as well.

At least we'll have good LTE coverage in the absence of milk! 🤣
Versed

May 21, 2013, 11:13 AM

People Bitch

People bitch about these towers, and I can understand if one wants to toss one on top of a school. But these same individuals have no problems whatsoever with a highway full of ugly K-Mart, McDonalds, Walmart, Publix, Shop Rite store frontages that they drive past every day. I guess the argument is they use some or all of those stores, then again they use their phone to call home as well.
MrGuder

May 20, 2013, 11:34 AM

F you NIMBY's!!!!

They bitch about cell phone coverage but don't want the towers in their towns to provide it. Can't have it both ways
MrGuder said:
They bitch about cell phone coverage but don't want the towers in their towns to provide it. Can't have it both ways


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AGREED
all they really have to do is power up the RF on the towers. (If they really wanted to) Of course that limit is also set by the FCC
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