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Verizon Sues New York Town for Delaying Antenna Application

Oct. 16, 2020, 5:25 PM

Verizon Wireless sued a town 80 miles north of New York City for allegedly delaying action on an antenna tower application.

The town of Wappinger violated the Federal Communications Commission’s “shot clock” rule, which sets deadlines for approving or denying new structures, a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges.

The Verizon Communications Inc. unit also claims the town violated the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which bars state and local governments from taking actions that effectively prohibit wireless services.

Verizon wants to erect a 150-foot antenna on a horse farm in Wappinger,...

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