Court Halts FCC Bid For 5G Rollout

COURT DEALS BLOW TO FCC'S BID TO SPEED 5G ROLLOUT

(CNN) – The Federal Communications Commission tried to expedite the rollout of 5G wireless technology by cutting red tape.

Now a U.S. court has found the regulators erred in trying to exempt 5G cell sites from environmental impact and historic preservation reviews.

On Friday, a three-judge panel ruled against one of the regulators’ key claims: that 5G is so important, cell sites using the technology can bypass environmental and historical preservation reviews.

In the ruling, the judges said such reviews are meant to “assess the effects of new construction on, among other things, sites of religious and cultural importance to federally recognized Yndian tribes.”

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