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Source: https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2020/09/after-decision-upholding-fccs-5g-rules-cities-now-weighing-appeal/168658/ By ANDREA NOBLE SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld FCC rules limiting local government’s ability to regulate 5G infrastructure and cap fees. Cities involved in the case have until Sept. 28 to file an appeal, but some experts say the ruling wasn’t all bad. Dozens of cities and...
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Source: https://www.telecomlead.com/telecom-services/u-s-court-upholds-fcc-cap-on-5g-small-cell-fees-in-win-for-wireless-carriers-96348 August 12, 2020 A federal appeals court has upheld a 2018 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cap fees for wireless carriers to deploy small cells which are essential for the adoption of 5G networks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday largely upheld the three...
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Source: https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-poor-timing-of-the-fccs-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-incites-lawsuit/ August 6, 2020 The City of Gig Harbor, WA recently joined 19 other cities and organizations in a lawsuit against an FCC Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning wireless infrastructure. The Tacoma News Tribune reported the city sent a letter to the FCC on June 1, opposing the NRPM due to social distancing...
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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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Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on recent FCC proposals diminishing local government ownership rights over local rights-of-way and other public property: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly opposes recent proposals by the Federal Communications Commission to grant communications service providers subsidized access to local public property and to...
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The equipment is popping up in urban environments across the country, and the NLC is trying to educate local governments before 5G hits. by Ben Miller / August 31, 2018 http://www.govtech.com/network/National-League-of-Cities-Releases-Small-Cell-Guide-for-Local-Government.html Small cell devices similar to this one are becoming increasingly common in cities across the U.S. Shutterstock/kriang phromphim As small cell wireless equipment —...
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