The FCC’s rules streamlining the siting and construction of wireless sites were published in the Federal Register last week. The new rules update the evaluation of proposed deployments of new wireless technologies that use smaller antennas and compact radio equipment on environment and historic properties. The Commission also adopted rules to clarify and implement statutory requirements applicable to state and local governments in their review of wireless infrastructure siting applications. In particular, the Commission provided definitions of terms in Section 6409(a), including transmission equipment, base station, wireless tower and what is a substantially change the physical dimensions.
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