Contact us with your California wireless law questions here

Town Lacks Evidence to Deny Cell Tower Construction Process by Alan Hearty

Image of Man Working on Cell Tower

Here’s an interesting article that provides a good (if brief) overview of Federal cell tower regulation under 47 U.S.C. § 332.   This article addresses the recent case of T-Mobile Central v. West Bloomfield Charter Township(Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, August 21, 2012), in which T-Mobile contended that West Bloomfield Township in Michigan violated the Telecommunications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 332 et seq., when it denied T-Mobile’s application for a new cell tower to address a gap in coverage.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the Township’s decision had the “the effect of prohibiting the provision of personal wireless services,” thus violating 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(B)(i)(II).

Share on:

California Wireless Law, Alan Hearty, cell tower, cell tower construction