A politically divided FCC voted Wednesday (March 22) to eliminate historic preservation and environmental reviews on small cell (5G next-generation) wireless rollouts.
FCC commissioner says it's time for action, not more rulemaking proposals
Says FBI, DOJ need to get involved
Moves to Senate for vote
Say at joint press conference that FCC has been stonewalling, process is 'broken'
Calls transmission standard rollout plan a rush job that could leave viewers behind
Pai says proposed conditions were not merger-specific
Democratic commissioner minces no words in Hill hearing
Goal is to boost mobile broadband, competition
Says FCC needs to declare its independence