NARC Co-Writes Letter for FCC Filing

NARC, in partnership with the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors, National League of Cities (NLC), and National Association of Counties (NACo), submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concern with their draft Second Report and Order for 5G deployment set for a vote on Thursday. By exempting “small” wireless deployments from review under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the draft order would pave the way for dramatic changes in our communities with limited or, in many cases, no opportunity for local review. We also express our doubts that rural areas and urban deserts will gain from these actions, making broadband deployment an even greater obstacle.