My home owner association or landlord says I can’t have an antenna outside. How can I get your service?- LightLeap Internet Service Hickory, Morganton, Lenoir, Lincolnton - North Carolina Wireless
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My home owner association or landlord says I can’t have an antenna outside. How can I get your service?

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Based on Federal law (Telecommunications Act of 1996) your homeowner’s association cannot restrict installation of antennas up to 1 meter (or 39 inches) in diameter when used for “fixed wireless” services.  Our Broadband Internet service would fall under this guideline.  Please refer to http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-reception-devices-rule for additional information.

In addition:

The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal.

Effective January 22, 1999, the Commission amended the rule so that it also applies to rental property where the renter has an exclusive use area, such as a balcony or patio.

On October 25, 2000, the Commission further amended the rule so that it applies to customer-end antennas that receive and transmit fixed wireless signals.  This amendment became effective on May 25, 2001.

The rule applies to individuals who place antennas that meet size limitations on property that they own or rent and that is within their exclusive use or control, including condominium owners and cooperative owners, and tenants who have an area where they have exclusive use, such as a balcony or patio, in which to install the antenna.  The rule applies to townhomes and manufactured homes, as well as to single family homes.

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