Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

StateScoop: 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 of the cases make 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.

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