A politically divided FCC voted Wednesday (March 22) to eliminate historic preservation and environmental reviews on small cell (5G next-generation) wireless rollouts.
Says Straight Path, FiberTower spectrum should have been auctioned
Call unlikely to be heeded by Republicans in power
Democratic commissioner says communities should have choice
Democratic commissioner excises all but her baseline message to majority
Democratic FCC commissioner speaks to protesters outside Chairman's Dinner
Pai says proposed conditions were not merger-specific
Goal is to boost mobile broadband, competition