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The latest chapter in the seemingly never-ending American conflict between local and federal authority is taking shape — over wireless infrastructure and broadband deployment.

The newest threat to local control comes in the form...

The bill would pre-empt local government and not provide for grandfathering of current state law.

A bill that would limit local authority over the use of public rights-of-way for small cell wireless facilities was recently intro...

Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, introduced a bill Thursday aimed at speeding the approval of so-called small cells that are essential to deploying 5G, by giving local governments no more than 90 days to ac...

There is a lot of regulatory activity right now concerning wireless providers adding small cell site and 5G electronic to poles. A few states have adopted legislation setting low prices for such connections and similar bills ar...

The next big thing in cellular technology, 5G, will bring lightning-fast wireless Internet — and thousands of antenna-topped poles to many neighborhoods where cell towers have long been banned.

Wireless companies are asking Cong...

Fiber internet just took a big step forward in the U.S. Almost a decade after Representative Anna Eshoo of California submitted the so-called “Dig Once” legislation, which requires fiber conduit installation during federally fu...

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