Can the City regulate radio frequency emission levels from wireless antennas?

No. Congress gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sole authority to set a national standard for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) emissions. The FCC allows local governments to require applicants to demonstrate compliance with the national standard, but preempts all local standards. The City can – and does – require all applicants to show that their sites are compliant with the FCC’s standard. You can learn more about these issues at the FCC’s website.

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1. Can the City regulate radio frequency emission levels from wireless antennas?
2. Can the City prohibit wireless facilities in the Right-of-Way?
3. Can the City require a wireless facility proposed in the public right-of-way be moved to other publicly owned or private property?
4. Can the City require wireless carriers to use specific equipment?
5. Are public notices required for new wireless sites in the City?