FCC's 5G Regs Deepen Old Divide For Some States, Cities

By Kelcee Griffis (October 22, 2018, 10:34 PM EDT) -- A slate of recent Federal Communications Commission policy changes intended to speed 5G adoption has reopened old wounds for some state and municipal governments that feel they've lost ground during the Trump administration on issues ranging from local infrastructure decisions to net neutrality protections.

The result is likely to be consolidated lawsuits from states and localities over the new regulations, with some likely to come up with their own counter-policies, which could be challenged by either the federal government or industry players happy with the FCC's interventionist policies.

"States have been on guard for a while both under Democratic and Republican...

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