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FCC maintains check on cellphone towers in park

Editorial

Times Union
November 9, 2014

The Federal Communication Commission rightly chose scenic vistas in the Adirondack Park over the potential for cellphone tower expansion run amok.

The FCC, balancing the need for improved cellphone access against protection of the park’s character, adopted a rule to allow “substantially invisible” expansions to go forward automatically. That means most expansions would still be reviewed by the
Adirondack Park Agency.

The Adirondack Council’s executive director, William C. Janeway, frames the issue simply and correctly: “The Adirondack Park needs cell towers, but not ugly cell towers

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