Municipal Regulation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way: Guidance for Counsel
Navigating Zoning Challenges and Interplay Between Federal, State and Local Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare municipal attorneys to identify and confront complex issues related to the installation of wireless telecommunication facilities in the public right of way (ROW). The panel will examine the latest trends in the types of wireless technologies that companies are seeking to install in the ROW, the interplay of federal and state law with municipal law regulating wireless facilities, and best practices for municipalities for zoning and regulation related to the siting of wireless telecommunication facilities in ROWs.
- Current trends in the types of wireless technologies requesting access to municipal ROWs
- Interplay of federal and state law with municipal regulation of wireless facilities
- Best practices for municipal attorneys related to the siting of wireless telecommunication facilities in ROWs
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the issues counsel to local governments must consider in determining whether a wireless telecommunications facility can be installed on a public right of way?
- What types of restrictions can local governments impose on the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities on ROWs?
- What are some best practices for municipal attorneys drafting zoning and other regulations governing the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities on ROWs?
Natausha M. Horton, Esq.
Cohen Law Group
Ms. Horton has experience in virtually all aspects of cable, telecommunications and broadband law. She has researched... | Read More
Ms. Horton has experience in virtually all aspects of cable, telecommunications and broadband law. She has researched and developed wireless facilities ordinances for municipalities that protect residential neighborhoods, address new technologies and incorporate recent regulatory changes. Ms. Horton has also negotiated cable franchise agreements with many cable operators and has assisted municipalities in right-of-way management and fees. In addition, Ms. Horton has conducted numerous franchise fee audits in which she typically finds franchise fee underpayments for her municipal clients.Close
Eric J. Larson
Arenz Molter Macy Riffle & Larson
Mr. Larson served two years as an Assistant County Attorney where he learned the role of government attorneys,... | Read More
Mr. Larson served two years as an Assistant County Attorney where he learned the role of government attorneys, from the inside. Since that time he has focused his private law practice on the representation of municipalities, from this same perspective of helping government succeed. He relishes his role as part of the municipal team, solving municipal problems, and helping his municipal clients to thrive. Mr. Larson is a regular presenter on municipal law issues and has chaired the Waukesha County Bar Association municipal section for a decade.Close