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Wed July 31, 2013

Local Governments Handcuffed Regulating Cell Tower Locations

Cell towers in Wisconsin

A little-known provision of the recently-passed state budget bill puts severe restraints on local governments and citizens trying to stop placement of new cell towers.

Local governments can no longer deny wireless tower permits soley for aesthetic reasons, or limit the height of the towers under 200 feet or require them to be on public property.

UW-Madison Telecommunications Professor Barry Orton says the changes were done without public notice...

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