Court Allowed Base Station Antennas on Homes Without Regulation

  By: Dafna Tachover, Esq.    On Friday 2/11/22, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against the Children’s Health Defense in its challenge of the FCC’s “Over The Air Reception Devices” (OTARD) rule amendment.    The OTARD rule amendment allows the installation of base station antennas on homes without application, permit or notice and while preempting all state and local regulations.This rule amendment aims to facilitate a massive deployment of 5G networks (mainly broadband - but also voice services).    Filing a case to stop this rule amendment was the right and necessary thing to do. [...]