The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) alerted the FCC to concerns regarding barriers to wireless infrastructure siting at the state and local level, advising that both industry and localities should carry the weight of issuing timely permits, reports Law360. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed plans to ease wireless infrastructure deployment; some local officials have expressed concern about the potential preemption of local authority, Inside Towers has reported.
The FCC uses a “shot clock” for
wireless siting applications and if a local authority goes beyond the
prescribed timeline, carriers can take the issue to court, according to
experts, cites Law360. Continue Reading