That was the order, motormanned by Carr, that took various steps to speed wireless infrastructure deployment.
The order 1) established a shot clock for decisions on small wireless facilities (60 days for collocation on preexisting structures and 90 days for new builds); 2) codified other existing shot clocks; 3) made all state and local authorizations for deployment of personal wireless service subject to those clocks; and 4) concluded that a failure to make those shot-clock deadlines is a "presumptive prohibition on the provision of services."
“Yesterday’s court decision is more good news for U.S. leadership on 5G," said Carr, issuing his own press release since staffers have been furloughed during the shutdown. "The commonsense reforms the FCC adopted will help ensure that every community sees the benefits and economic opportunities that 5G will enable. And it ensures that needless regulatory roadblocks will not prevent our country’s hard-working telecom crews from building the next-generation networks needed to support 5G. I look forward to continuing our efforts to bring more broadband to more Americans.”
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