EJL Wireless Research Reports FCC Regulations Pave Way Forward for U.S. Outdoor Small Cells
FCC in a flurry of activity to execute 5G FAST Plan
Results of Report & Orders Preempt State/Local Government Right of Way Jurisdiction
San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2018: Since the beginning of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission has issued five Report & Orders and three Declaratory Rulings relating to the streamlining of small wireless facilities (small cells) as part of its 5G FAST plan to speed up the Federal, State, and local government review process. This has been hampered by local moratoria, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)/ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, excessive non-recurring and recurring fees, in-kind services, and lengthy permit application review periods.