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Published on Monday, December 18, 2017

NLC: Net neutrality is just the tip of the preemption iceberg

As Washington’s cities prepare for the deployment of small cell technology by telecommunications companies, we look to do so in a way that protects the rights of local governments and the taxpayers to decide how we lease public property. This article from the National League of Cities (NLC) details how the FCC’s recent reversal of net neutrality rules sets a precedent that the federal government intends to continue to preempt local governments from effectively managing the public right-of-way in their communities. Read this article to learn how these preemptive ideas proposed by the FCC would limit local governments’ ability to ensure equitable broadband infrastructure deployment in their communities and would hamper local digital equity efforts.

Categories: Telecommunications