Across the Country, wireless companies have been storming into local towns, counties and villages. Their attorneys routinely appear before Town Boards, Planning Boards and Zoning Boards, to "explain" that the wireless companies basically have the right to install Cell Towers wherever they may choose to do so.
Spewing references to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, they posit to local governments and their citizens that if local officials consider virtually any opposition raised by their citizens, it would violate the Telecommunications Act. If they sense that their application is likely to be denied, they often complete their presentations with thinly veiled threats of federal litigation.
Don't believe their hype. As an individual, a civic association, or a local government, you have rights.