(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to ensure the safe and efficient integration
of facilities necessary for the provision of advanced mobile broadband and wireless
telecommunications services throughout the community and to ensure the ready availability
of reliable wireless service to the public, government agencies, and first responders,
with the intention of furthering the public safety and general welfare.
(a1) The deployment of wireless infrastructure is critical to ensuring first responders
can provide for the health and safety of all residents of North Carolina and that,
consistent with section 6409 of the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation
Act of 2012, 47 U.S.C. § 1455(a), which creates a national wireless emergency communications network for use by first
responders that in large measure will be dependent on facilities placed on existing
wireless communications support structures, it is the policy of this State to facilitate
the placement of wireless communications support structures in all areas of North
Carolina. The following standards shall apply to a county's actions, as a regulatory body,
in the regulation of the placement, construction, or modification of a wireless communications
(b) Compliance with the Federal Communications Act.--The placement, construction,
or modification of wireless communications facilities shall be in conformity with
the Federal Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 332 as amended, section 6409 of the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation
Act of 2012, 47 U.S.C. § 1455(a), and in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission.
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