Tag: FCC

FCC Seeks Input on Collocation Exemption for Existing Towers

On January 10, 2018, the  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requested comments on a proposed regulation to exempt qualifying collocations on towers constructed between 2001 and 2005 (aka Twilight Towers), which were either not reviewed under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) or do not have documentation of such a review.  This exemption […]

FCC Seeks Input: NEPA Regulations

On May 10, 2017, the FCC requested comments on the regulatory process for siting wireless infrastructure. This request by the FCC targets much of the lasting heartburn from the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement that has developed over the past decade. The FCC is requesting comments on state and local review timeframes and implementation of NEPA regulations. […]

SMG's South Wireless Summit Insights

Last week, I joined telecommunication industry leaders, suppliers, and contractors in Nashville to discuss the state of the wireless telecommunication industry.  While much of the discussion centered on carrier spending projections for 2015, the focus shifted to the future build out and current struggles of small cell deployment.  It appears that future wireless build-outs will […]