The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in 62 years.  Cellular communication has invaded every aspect of our daily lives.  Cellular phones have become smaller and more powerful.  Cellular phones of the future promise high speed wireless internet access.  However, the proliferation of cell phones necessitates the need for construction of more cell towers.  More cellular towers in closer proximity to residential areas will be necessary to support higher wireless demands.  Cellular towers and residential development can peacefully co-exist without the need for confrontation between the communication providers and homeowners. Ordinances can be written to ensure this harmonious co-existence.  Just look at the church on the "Religious Facility" page the cross is actually a cell tower!