Planning for cell site success
T-Mobile is proud of our pro-active approach of working with communities and local jurisdictions on siting. We are committed to providing planners and other public officials with useful information on siting and 5G, well done permit applications and complete information when submitting documentation for reviews and approvals.
Federal laws and regulations
Federal laws dovetail with state & local requirements
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first major overhaul of telecommunications law since the 1930s and set forth standards and regulations all wireless carriers must follow. Since then, multiple changes have been made to federal, state and local laws, and new regulations have been enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that reflect the importance of wireless communications.
New Federal Rules
The FCC published extensive new rules that take critical steps to promote and streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure while making sure local jurisdictions have ample time to approve permit applications. The federal courts just clarified FCC rules in 2020.
Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act
The FCC and the Federal courts also created streamlined rules for modifying existing cell sites, creating a process to determine whether a site is eligible and the timeframe for local review.
ALL CELL SITES
In January 2015, the FCC published extensive new rules that take critical steps to promote and streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure while making sure local jurisdictions have ample time to approve permit applications.
State and local regulations
As we continue to deploy our nationwide 5G network across the country, T-Mobile closely adheres to laws and ordinances created by state and local governments and regulatory authorities. We work with planners and public officials to enhance local coverage, streamline deployment, and submit well-crafted permit applications and documentation.