Seattle Prepares to Challenge FCC Over ‘Misguided’ 5G Order

Route Fifty: Seattle officials announced Tuesday their intent to appeal a Federal Communications Commission order limiting local control over fifth generation wireless deployments, which they decried as “misguided” and “overreach.”

Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes criticized in a joint statement the recent rule pushed by the FCC’s Trump appointees. And they predicted it would fail to speed up 5G rollouts or expand access to high-speed internet, while forcing cities to subsidize providers’ use of public property.

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