Supreme Court Will Not Hear Small Cell Appeal

Posted By: Nancy L. Werner Top Issues ,

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by local governments, which means the Court will not consider an appeal from the 9th Circuit’s decision upholding portions of the FCC’s 2018 Declaratory Ruling related to small wireless facilities deployed in the rights of way.  On behalf of NATOA, General Counsel Nancy Werner noted, "While we continue to believe the FCC got it wrong in its 2018 small cell orders and would have liked the Supreme Court to review them, our collective focus needs to be on ensuring every household and business has access to affordable, reliable and truly high speed broadband services.  In the nearly three years since the FCC issued these orders, that need has only grown more urgent and unfortunately these orders have not moved the needle.  NATOA and its members will continue to use the tools we have to push for real, community-focused solutions to the digital divide."