by Monica Alleven | Jun 9, 2020 1:06pm
The FCC voted 3-2 to adopt a declaratory ruling that will streamline how 5G gets deployed in the U.S., but the two dissenting commissioners said it’s the wrong time—when local governments have the least amount of time and resources as they struggle with COVID-19 and protests on their streets.
According to the FCC majority, the ruling adopted today clarifies the commission’s 2014 rules with regard to when the 60-day shot clock for local review begins. The ruling also clarifies how certain aspects of proposed modifications – height increases, equipment cabinet additions and impact on concealment elements and aesthetic conditions – affect eligibility for streamlined review.
News Release: FCC Facilitates Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades For 5G Deployment https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-acts-accelerate-deployment-5g-wireless-infrastructure?fbclid=IwAR2S20yQbn1QuVryIYOZtUM_uP_fUxh4Kzwzmus7WYmHzTpFt0gvMy86MS0