Antenna Zoning: Broadcast, Cellular and Mobile Radio, Wireless Internet-Laws, Permits and Leases

Antenna Zoning: Broadcast, Cellular and Mobile Radio, Wireless Internet-Laws, Permits and Leases

By: Fred Hopengarten (author)Hardback

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If you are building, adding to, modifying, or even upgrading a commercial antenna system, and most especially if you hope to erect a new tower, then zoning laws apply to you. Antenna Zoning enables you to successfully navigate structure regulations, permitting, and even lease negotiations. Whether you are involved with broadcast radio or television, cellular telephone, paging, wireless internet service, or other telecommunications, this book is a must-have before you begin work on the project. Author Fred Hopengarten is a specialized communications lawyer with extensive experience in antenna and tower regulation, and has been involved in many high-profile zoning cases. His first-hand experience comes to you in this book with lessons learned, case studies, examples, and material you can use presented in an easy-to-understand manner.

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About Author

Since 1990, Fred Hopengarten has been a communications lawyer (practicing mostly in the field of antennas and towers) and a consultant to venture capital firms on communications investments. He has handled hard questions in over 250 tower matters, including a case pertaining to one of the largest mountain top antenna farms in the United States. He is also an industry speaker for organizations such as the Electronics Industries Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the Satellite Communications Users' Conference. Mr. Hopengarten's published works include: zoning articles for Communications-Engineering Digest, ComputerWorld, Cable Television Business, CableVision, Cable Marketing, Broadcasting and in 2001, the American Radio Relay League published his book Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur. He is a graduate of Colby College, Boston College Law School, and Harvard Business School. As you might expect, his website is


Introduction 1: Principles That Will Help You Win 2: The Process in a Nutshell 3: Your Winning Team 4: Basic Preparations 5: Getting to Know the Players 6: Selected Applicable Law 7: Possible Objections--Safety Issues 8: Possible Objections--Aesthetic, Noise, and Nuisance Issues 9: Possible Objections--Environmental Issues 10: Possible Objections--Diversionary Tactics 11: The Permit Application 12: Public Hearings--Your Big Moment in the Spotlight 13: Deliberations and Decisions 14: Appeals 15: Lawsuits 16: Now Get the Permit and Build Your Antenna System 17: Awkward Post-Permit Situations 18: Post-Construction Issues 19: Lease Issues 20: Drafting or Redrafting a Bylaw, or State Statute

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780240811123
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780240811123
  • weight: 1065
  • ISBN10: 0240811127

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