The Center for Public Integrity: Wireless Wars: The Fight Over 5G

Number 28371
Subject Technology
Source The Center For Public Integrity
State
Year 2018
Publication Date March - August 2018
Summary One of the largest deployments of wireless technology in decades is occurring as telecommunications companies erect a new network of small cells to support the next generation of wireless communications called 5G. The problem, however, brings these small cells into neighborhoods and business districts, unlike the larger towers seen along highways and in fields far from centers of population. And with it, resistance from citizens. The clash pits telecoms, which want to ease regulations to reduce costs, against local governments and their residents, who want to control the look and placement of the cells and defend revenue and public property rights. The Center reports on how the telecoms are relying on money and tried-and-true relationships with politicians and regulators to get their way. And they are winning.
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Keywords The Center for Public Integrity, technology, telecommunications, network, 5G, telecoms, government, lobbying, FCC, Ajit Pai
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