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Published on Friday, February 7, 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. In summary, the bill:

  • Replaces definitions and broadens the types of telecommunications facilities for which local governments are encouraged to expedite siting and land use permitting to include "wireless service facilities."
  • Requires local governments to allow applicants for "small cell networks" to file a consolidated application and receive a single permit, instead of filing separate applications for each individual small cell facility.
  • Establishes a new limitation on the authority of cities and towns to charge personal wireless service providers for use of the right-of-way in installing certain replacement structures.

If you have comments or concerns with this bill please share them with Dave Catterson.

Categories: Telecommunications