Some national associations representing municipalities are contemplating taking legal action against the FCC over its proposed small cell order. The proposal, set for a vote on September 26, streamlines wireless infrastructure siting procedures. The plan establishes a shot clock by which munis must act on a small cell siting application in a public Right–of-Way, sets “reasonable” siting processing fees and prohibits local moratoria, Inside Towers reported.
But lobbying organizations like the
National Association of Counties, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the
National League of Cities call the plan an example of federal overreach
that could harm public safety and localities’ ability to access vital
revenue. All three tell Politico they may sue the agency if the Commission doesn’t change the plan before the vote. Continue Reading