Monday, September 30, 2013

FCC wants to make it easier to put up cell towers

The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rule making (NPRM) that seeks comment on policies regarding wireless infrastructure.

Specifically, the FCC wants to streamline the environmental and historic preservation review process for putting in new small cells and distributed antenna sites; remove barriers that prevent temporary equipment from being installed; and clarify the Commission's time period state and local governments use to review applications for cell towers.

The FCC wants to make it easier for wireless companies to install the equipment needed to operate today's wireless broadband networks.