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Municipal Regulation of 5G Wireless Facilities in the Wake of PA Act 50 – Webinar
August 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This session will discuss two major new developments in municipal regulation of “small cell” facilities used for 5G wireless service. The first is Pennsylvania Act 50, entitled the “Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act,” which was signed into law June 30, 2021. The second is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) consequential Third Report and Order, which was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2021. These developments have transformed the rights of municipalities to manage wireless facilities in the public rights-of-way. The presenters will also include recommendations for enacting a wireless ordinance that complies with federal and state law, protects municipal rights, and ensures a balance between the need for wireless broadband and the equally important need to preserve the character of your community.