It stands for Over-the-Air-Reception-Device. The FCC is modifying a rule that permits equipment to be installed on private homes (e.g., a satellite dish) that would enable signal reception for that residence. Now OTARD will allow the wireless industry to put 5G antennas on private homes, where light posts and other convenient "bases" are unavailable.
Homeowners will be PAID for renting their rooftops in this manner.
Congressman Frank Pallone has been receiving phone calls from the public requesting proper hearings before such installations begin. The number is 202-225-4671 (Washington, DC).