Tribal Groups Blast FCC Plan To Ease Wireless Buildout

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 10:30 PM EDT) -- Two tribal groups hinted at potential legal action in comments filed Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission that blasted its proposal to roll back environmental and historic site reviews for small wireless infrastructure deployment in the race to roll out 5G services.

The National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund argued that nixing National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act reviews when companies want to deploy small cells enabling next-generation mobile service would be "unlawful" and would represent the commission shirking its responsibilities just to make things easier for industry....

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