Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Verizon Wireless Heads to Court

Sometimes wireless carriers will let certain zoning denials go without a fight, but not this time. Verizon Wireless is suing the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, alleging that the Zoning Board of Appeals was in the wrong when it denied the company’s permits to install wireless communications equipment on a tower that is no longer used for water storage and hasn’t been since 2007. The Press Herald reported, “In a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Verizon claims that Cape Elizabeth’s zoning board violated federal law and a town ordinance when it denied the company building permits to hang wireless equipment on a Portland Water District tower.”  Continue reading here

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