A First Step in Wireless Siting Rule Changes

As expected, at its November meeting the FCC adopted an Order that eliminates historic preservation review when a pole is replaced with a substantially identical pole. The replacement pole must meet certain conditions including that the original pole is not on historic property; that it does not cause new ground disturbance; and that it is consistent with various other size, location, and appearance restrictions detailed in the rule. EWA expects this initial step will be followed by more substantive changes in the wireless siting rules. (WT 17-79; FCC 17-38)

 

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