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Feds shouldn't pre-empt rules on cell towers

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Ever since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 took away local communities and states’ ability to ban cellphone towers altogether, public officials in New York have endeavored to regulate them in a way that accommodates this important (and now ubiquitous) technology without ruining the landscape. And for the most part, especially in the scenic Adirondack Park, they’ve done a good job. Their achievement is now jeopardized by a new rule the Federal Communications Commission is considering ...

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