Last week, cities cried foul over the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to limit the amount local governments for the deployment of 5G small cells. Welp, today it happened. The FCC has voted to limit fees cities can charge wireless companies for the placement of 5G antennas.
It’s a move the FCC said would help speed up deployment, but cities say they need more control over the process and to set fees as they see fit.
More than several dozen mayors, local officials, & state lawmakers have called on the FCC to streamline the rules governing #5G & small cell buildout. Glad to see local support building as we look to win the race to 5G for the benefit of all communities.https://t.co/6hMwvGziZ6 pic.twitter.com/pVShhKHzaU
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) September 24, 2018
“At the FCC, we’re working hard to ensure that the United States leads the world in developing this next generation of wireless connectivity so that American consumers and our nation’s economy enjoy the immense benefits that 5G will bring,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement.