Federal policies and initiatives to promote the deployment of wireless broadband services received another boost when the President signed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, on February 22, 2012. Section 6409 of the Tax Relief Act -- popularly known as the collocation by right provision -- provides that state and local authorities cannot deny and must grant requests for collocation, modification, or replacement of wireless transmission equipment when the action will not substantially change the physical dimensions of the tower or base station.
In this one-hour TeleBriefing, our distinguished panel of attorneys represented the wireless industry and local governments will discuss the background of this new provision, what it means, and what industry and local government participants should consider in implementing the new provision.
Attorneys and executives in the telecommunications industry; developers; investors; and local governmental representatives.
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Nicholas P. Miller is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal and Redevelopment Law practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Miller’s practice focuses on the law and policy governing modern wireline and wireless telecommunications networks, and the legislative aspects of communications law. He represents local governments and joint powers authorities across the nation in the regulation, procurement, deployment and operation of modern telecommunications systems. Mr. Miller is well-known for the many telecommunications transactions he has negotiated on behalf of local governments, including cable television franchises, right-of-way agreements, fiber optic and wireless partnerships, and government owned and operated telecommunications networks. He has worked extensively with the national local government associations, as well as individual communities, before the Federal Communications Commission and the Congress.
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