In what could be seen as a landmark decision that could effectively speed the decision-making process for approving tower construction in America, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Friday agreed with the FCC’s directive to deploy wireless facilities by preventing intervention by local authorities.
Although the FCC rule had won the
support of CTIA and PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association,
Montgomery County, MD and other counties in March filed suit against the
FCC to prevent the commission from carrying out its order and call the
new tower siting rule unconstitutional, arbitrary and capricious, an
abuse of discretion and otherwise illegal,” reported John Eggerton in Broadcasting & Cable. Continue Reading