4939.0325 Attachment to wireless support structure.

(A) A municipal corporation shall permit, for the purpose of providing wireless service, an attachment by a micro wireless facility operator to a wireless support structure owned or operated by the municipal corporation and located in the public way.

(B)

(1) The total annual charges and fees for the attachment and any activities related to the attachment shall be the lesser of the actual, direct, and reasonable costs related to the use of the wireless support structure by the operator or two hundred dollars per attachment.

(2) In any controversy concerning the appropriateness of a charge or fee under this section, the municipal corporation shall have the burden of proving that the charge or fee is reasonably related to its actual, direct, and reasonable costs.

(C) The charges, fees, terms, and conditions for attachments under this section, including the processes and time for approval of applications and permits for the attachments, shall be nondiscriminatory as to all attaching operators regardless of the types of services provided by the operators.

(D) Nothing in this chapter affects the need for an entity seeking to place a micro wireless facility on a public-utility owned utility pole to obtain from the public utility any necessary authority to place the facility.

Cite as R.C. § 4939.0325

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 331, §1, eff. 3/21/2017.