The authors tackle the incongruous and often nebulous standards for effective prohibition of cellular wireless service under federal law. They first discuss the origins of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the evolution of effective prohibition from the 90s to the modern day. This Article then discusses the legal theory behind the predominant tests employed in effective prohibition analysis and suggests that a national standard allowing wireless carriers to solve gaps in service is necessary to meet the public demand for ubiquitous wireless connectivity. Finally, this Article surveys the effective prohibition jurisprudence at the district level within the 11th Circuit and postulates as to which test the 11th Circuit would employ once an effective prohibition case comes before its bench.