As you may recall, a Public Notice was released seeking comment on streamlining deployment of small cell infrastructure through wireless facilities siting policies. The Wireless Bureau has granted a partial extension of time (30 days) for comments and reply comments on this Infrastructure Public Notice.
Specifically, the Public Notice seeks comment on ways in which the Commission could promote wireless infrastructure deployment by issuing a declaratory ruling aimed at improving wireless facilities siting policies (including but not limited to seeking to lower the fees municipalities can charge for wireless and fiber installations in municipal rights-of-way, to an amount no more than necessary to recover costs, as was suggested in a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by Mobilitie, LLC). The Notice invites commenters to provide updated, corrected, or more detailed information on such issues to develop a factual record that will assess the impact of local land-use authorities’ review of siting applications, as well as comments on general issues raised in the Petition and specific statutory interpretations.
Revised Comment Date: March 8, 2017
Revised Reply Comment Date: April 7, 2017
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