Published on Jun 25, 2019

AWC files amicus in support of city rights-of-way in FCC legal challenge

Contact: Candice Bock, Sheila Gall

On June 17, AWC filed an amicus brief in support of cities’ ability to govern public rights-of-way and local decision-making authority in the consolidated legal challenges to the FCC declaratory ruling on siting of small cell wireless facilities in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

The FCC ruling could preempt local decision-making authority in a number of ways, including shortened time clocks for city permitting processes, new requirements for collocation of equipment, and limits on consideration of aesthetic standards.

For more information, see the materials from the AWC Annual Conference small cell siting and FCC update session small cell siting and FCC update session.

  • Advocacy
  • Telecommunications
Copyright © 2018-2019 Association of Washington Cities