Federal Communications Commission

Wi-Fi in Schools and the FCC (Newly Revisited) Guidelines 1

A parent objecting to wi-fi installed at Mountain Avenue Elementary addressed the Glendale Unified School District board last week. As the Glendale News-Press reported, it was on the same night “school officials announced plans to boost bandwidth at all the district’s schools by the end of November to improve wireless […]



FCC Replies to RF Exposure Guideline Revisions Due
November 1

The FCC has received more than 750 comments on its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) released March 29, 2013, on RF exposure limits and policies (set in 1997). The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in by the deadline, calling for a review of exposure guidelines for children (the Notice of Inquiry […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Radio Frequency Exposure Limits

Are radio frequency emission exposure guidelines in the U.S. adequate to protect public health over the long-term? Is it safe to live near a cell tower? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone for extended periods of time? Is continuous exposure to wi-fi in our homes, schools, workplaces, […]



On SF Supervisors Agenda May 7: Settling Wireless Industry Lawsuit, Rescinding Cell Phone Right to Know Law

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote at its Tuesday, May 7 meeting on invalidating the municipality’s pioneering cell phone right-to-know ordinance as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the wireless industry’s lobbying powerhouse CTIA (Consent Agenda Item 8). The settlement includes a waiver […]

Palos Verdes Estates Wins Cell Tower Appeal Against Sprint in Ninth Circuit Ruling 1

Palos Verdes Estates, California wins cell tower appeal against Sprint in Ninth Circuit Ruling, which affirms its right to enforce aesthetic zoning guidelines in the proposed placement of towers.

Glendale, California: A Wireless Hotspot –
Says FCC Has No Local Zoning Authority

Glendale, California’s Public Works Counsel, in a report to the city council back in June 2009, anticipated the FCC’s move to assist in overriding local zoning procedures with respect to cell towers and stated that the FCC does not have jurisdiction or authority to do so.

Glendale, California: A Wireless Hotspot –
Cited in Two Federal Petitions

Glendale, California was cited in two federal tower siting petitions, one to the U.S. Supreme Court and one to the Federal Communications Commission. Both wireless industry petitions sought federal help in overriding local tower siting delays.

Under the Paperweight, October 4-10, 2009

Reports under the Sunroom Desk paperweight focused on the FCC Chair’s remarks to the wireless industry conference in San Diego, admitting the need for more spectrum and towers, but insisting on open internet rules for wired and wireless.