WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on
Wednesday upheld the 2018 decision by the Federal Communications
Commission to cap fees for wireless carriers to deploy "small
cells" essential to the adoption of next-generation 5G networks.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld the three
orders the FCC adopted in 2018 to speed 5G deployments, despite
objections from dozens of U.S. cities. The decision is a win for
wireless carriers like AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications
Inc and T-Mobile US Inc. AT&T said in 2018 that
excessive fees sought by Portland were preventing it from
deploying 5G small cells in the city.
(Reporting by David Shepardson)