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FCC, Cities’ Fight Over 5G Infrastructure Gears Up in 2020

Jan. 3, 2020, 11:50 AM

Dozens of cities are set to face off against the Federal Communications Commission in a California federal court next month over a ruling that restricts what they can charge wireless carriers to put equipment for next-generation, superfast 5G networks on light poles and other city property.

Rent, Shot Clocks: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral argument Feb. 10 on the FCC ruling limiting how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers like AT&T Inc. to attach pizza box-sized wireless antennas, or small cells, to city-owned infrastructure. The September 2018 ruling also imposes shot clocks...

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