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).