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Pittsfield Passes 5G Zoning Laws

When 5G infrastructure is installed in city right of ways, it'll have to look nice. The City Council approved the proactive measure of updating its zoning regulations to ensure the city streets aren't lined with unsightly technology. Tower and wireless companies are rolling out 5G technology throughout the nation but that will require a significant number of new towers and antennas.

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Court Agreement Clears Way for Verizon Tower in Clarksburg

The decision, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Springfield, clears the way for Verizon, operating as Pittsfield Cellular Telephone Co., to install a 140-foot monopole at the former North Adams Country Club.

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Clarksburg Close to Settling Verizon Wireless Lawsuit

The town is expected to file an agreement with the telecommunications company by Friday, Oct. 5. Pittsfield Cellular Telephone Co., operating as Verizon Wireless, filed a lawsuit in federal court a month after the Planning Board denied its application for a permit last year.

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Williamstown Zoning Board Green Lights Verizon Cell Tower

ZBA Chairman Andrew Hoar at the outset of Wednesday's continuation of the hearing stated his intention to have a motion before the board by the end of the night.

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Williamstown ZBA Wants Expert Testimony in Person on Cell Tower Issue

After more than two hours of testimony on Thursday, the ZBA voted 5-0 to ask Cooper to discuss his disagreement with Verizon's radio frequency engineer about how many "small cell" nodes could be mounted on utility poles to eliminate a 2.8-mile coverage gap in the area.

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Williamstown Con Comm Rejects Using Park Land for Cell Tower

And that one unambiguous objection to the idea was all it took to send Verizon Wireless back to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which this winter suggested that the applicant explore the notion of siting their monopole tower on town-owned land.

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Attorney Urges City and Town Planners to Get Ahead of 5G Tech

Attorney Anthony Lepore is sounding the alarm on legislation allowing 5G technology to roll out. Lepore said states have been passing legislation that effectively removes a local municipality's say in wireless infrastructure placed in a right of way.

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Williamstown Zoning Board Demands Verizon Go to Conservation Commission

After 90 minutes of testimony in a public hearing continued from December, the ZBA voted unanimously to require the petitioner to make a formal request to the Con Comm, which has jurisdiction over the park, located across the Taconic Trail (Route 2) from site where Verizon seeks special permits to erect a 100-foot monopole tower.

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Residents Turn Out to Question Williamstown Cell Tower Proposal

About a dozen residents turned out Thursday night to hear a presentation from Verizon Wireless about its proposal to install a 100-foot monopole cellular tower near the former Taconic Restaurant on Cold Spring Road.

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