Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

Two dozen cities and counties filed lawsuits last week against the Federal Communications Commission over recently enacted rules governing the implementation of 5G wireless equipment. In filing their suits, the local governments made good on threats to challenge regulations that restrict how much phone companies have to pay to install new antennas on public property, as well as how much time municipal authorities have to review applications to deploy the devices. The 24 governments taking legal action filed three separate suits, but each case makes the same basic argument against the FCC’s order on 5G rollout. The governments argue that the order kneecaps their ability to manage how phone companies use public property. San Jose is the lead plaintiff in one of the new cases filed last week, joined by the city and county of Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Portland, Oregon; and 16 other cities in California, Washington and Arizona. … Continue reading Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits