Dear Gov. Newsom: Are You Going to Back the ALEC-AT&T-CTIA Takeover of the FCC?

“Carr’s 5G Order”?

This is a slight of hand that will go down in history as one of the largest ALEC takeovers — a stealth move in plain sight.

“Carr’s 5G order…builds off of small cell reform legislation enacted in 20 states. The order cuts exorbitant regulatory fees and expedites the approval process for small cells, while reaffirming local governments’ legitimate role in siting decisions, including aesthetic reviews. Small cells are the physical building blocks of 5G.”

“Carr’s 5G order…builds off of small cell reform legislation enacted in 20 states.”.

“The next generation of wireless service that promises speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G and enables new technologies such as IoT devices and autonomous vehicles.”

“September 5, 2018 — A new economic analysis submitted to the FCC today shows that Commissioner Brendan Carr’s 5G order will save $2 billion in unnecessary costs and stimulate an additional $2.4 billion in infrastructure investment. The additional small cells that will be built due to the order will cover 1.8 million more homes and businesses, with 97% of that next-gen coverage concentrated in rural and suburban communities, according to the study.”

Local Government Support Builds for Carr’s 5G Order

“More than Several Dozen Mayors, Local Officials, and State Lawmakers Back Order

“WASHINGTON — On September 26, the FCC will take its next step in ensuring that the United States wins the global race to 5G, the next generation of wireless service, to the benefit of communities across the country. It will do so by voting on the grassroots reforms championed by local and state officials. Their commonsense ideas are key to supporting the deployment of small cells, which are the building blocks of 5G.

“More than several dozen mayors, local officials, and state lawmakers have called on the FCC to streamline the rules governing small cell buildout,’ Commissioner Carr stated. ‘They want the FCC to build on the commonsense reforms adopted in state legislatures and town councils across the country so that every community — from big city to small town — gets a fair shot at next-generation connectivity. As they put it, FCC action will help spur investment and infrastructure buildout in their communities, while helping the U.S. win the race to 5G. I am glad to see the support from this diverse group of state and local officials.”

“FCC Under Fire For Putting ALEC Rep On ‘Consumer’ Advisory Board”

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