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Arguing on behalf of U.S. cities, Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Joseph Van Eaton told a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel on Monday that the FCC’s 2018 orders limiting local authority over small cell deployment were inconsistent with the statute, arbitrary and capricious, and unconstitutional. Read more at: https://www.bbklaw.com/News-Events/News-Room/2020/In-the-News/02/BB-K-Partner-Joseph-Van-Eaton-Argues-Against-FCC-O?utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=ITN_Sprint_v_FCC_9th_Circuit&utm_content=In_the_News The video of...
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Law360 (February 10, 2020, 9:44 PM EST) — A California federal judge refused Apple‘s motion to dismiss a proposed class action claiming it fraudulently marketed iPhones as safe and exposed consumers to excessive radiofrequency radiation, instead converting the motion to a summary judgment bid and sending the case to discovery. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said...
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A new paper suggests that the agency broke U.S. environmental law in its approval of the satellites and that if it were to be sued in court, it would likely lose. By Jonathan O’Callaghan on January 16, 2020 Trails of reflected light from dozens of recently launched Starlink satellites obscure an image of the NGC 5353/4 galaxy group,...
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LEGAL ALERTS DEC 13, 2019 Will this Quell Public Concerns About the Safety of 5G Deployments? As wireless carriers increasingly seek to install wireless networks on utility poles and street lights within communities across the country, they often encounter public opposition in the local approval process based on the facilities’ purported health risks. While these debates...
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Full Title: Proposed Changes in the Commission’s Rules Regarding Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields; Reassessment of Federal Communications Commission Radiofrequency Exposure Limits and Policies Document Type(s): Report and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Memorandum Opinion and Order Bureau(s): Engineering & Technology Description: The Commission has accordingly promulgated rules that set limits for RF exposure and, through the...
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BY DR. JONATHAN L. KRAMER, ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 2019 Some commenters have described the DC Circuit’s decision in United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians v. FCC, No. 18–1129, 2019 WL 3756373 (D.C. Cir Aug. 9, 2019) as being some sort of a magic bullet 5G/small cell killer.  They also claim that the decision nullifies much of...
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By Mark Huffman 08/12/2019 ConsumerAffairs Photo (c) sarayut – Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has encountered another roadblock in its effort to speed the rollout of 5G wireless service. A federal court has ruled that the agency overstepped its bounds when it tried to exempt 5G cell sites from environmental impact and historic preservation reviews. The FCC...
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Ajit Pai Brad Quick | CNBC PUBLISHED MON, NOV 18 Michael Sheetz The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Monday that it will publicly auction off a valuable telecommunications asset, in a move investors viewed as a blow to U.S. satellite communications provider Intelsat. Shares of Intelsat dropped 40% in heavy trading volume after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai...
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According to MyBroadband (5 November 2019), David Chen, VP of Huawei’s Southern African Region, said that South Africa’s current site approval systems might not be able to cope with the expected large volumes of 5G site applications. For this reason, Chen believes that the site application process will need to be automated, and this needs...
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Bloomberg Markets and Finance Nov.05 — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai discusses security concerns surrounding Chinese network vendors, the potential merger of T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp, and political advertising on social media. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Markets.”
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