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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

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Mar

2014

Amended wireless facilities permitting bill passes Senate

As we noted in a previous article SHB 2175 has had a strange history in that it was originally introduced in the House with substantially different content and then after the public hearing it was amended in committee to address permitting issues that are contained in the current version of the bill.

7

Mar

2014

AWC joins with local governments and associations to comment on proposed FCC wireless facilities rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed rules detailing requirements for local approval of wireless communication facilities.

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Feb

2014

Bill proposing new requirements for permitting of some wireless facilities advances

In summary, SHB 2175 encourages local governments to streamline permitting of wireless telecommunication facilities by consolidating permits for multiple facilities, and for “small cell networks” it mandates that local governments allow providers of small cell networks to file a consolidated application and receive a single permit for the network instead of filing separate applications for each individual small cell facility.

7

Feb

2014

Bill proposes new requirements for permitting of wireless telecommunication facilities

HB 2175 was amended and passed out of the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development.

15

Jan

2014

Wireless telecommunication facilities: Be prepared for the coming wave of upgrades and expansions

Increasing customer demand for wireless broadband services is driving the need for upgraded and expanded wireless facilities including cell towers.
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