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Pacific Grove Votes to Allow Wireless Installation by Alan Hearty

The City of Pacific Grove, California recently voted to allow the installation of a wireless cell phone tower behind a local high school. The city council voted 5-2 in favor of allowing the new wireless facility to be constructed. The approval comes...

Cell Towers, Alan Hearty

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Cell Tower Industry by Alan Hearty

In what is being hailed as a significant victory for the cell tower industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that local governments must provide reasons when they deny applications to build cell towers. This decision upholds the requirements of the...

Cell Towers, Litigation, Alan Hearty

SCOTUS Set To Decide On T-Mobile Cell Tower Case by Alan Hearty

Back in May, we highlighted a story where the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear T-Mobile’s case regarding how a city justifies its denial of a tower-setting permit. Well, the Court has heard the arguments and is set to announce its decision...

Cell Towers, Litigation, Alan Hearty

Bay Area Residents Want More Wireless Towers by Alan Hearty

A 2014 Bay Area Council Poll found overwhelming support among residents for installation of new antennae, cell towers and fiber optic cables in their city. According to over 1,000 residents surveyed, a whopping 74 percent say it’s time to upgrade...

Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, Bay Area, San Francisco, wireless tower, SF Bay Area

Lights, Ballasts...Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Interference? by Alan Hearty

On February 7, the FCC cited a Los Angeles landlord for operating industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment that is causing harmful interference at a downtown Los Angeles high rise. The offending ISM equipment involves two-lamp fluorescent...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, ISM

San Marcos Tightens its Belt with New Cell Tower Ordinance by Alan Hearty

In response to complaints from its residents about unsightly “cell tower” farms, the San Marcos Planning Commission unanimously approved a proposed cell tower ordinance that would be among the strictest in San Diego County. The law would limit the...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, cell tower, Cell Tower Ordinance