CommLaw Group Attorney Quoted in Law360 Article on New FCC Expediting Access to Local Rights-of Way for 5G Providers


CommLaw Group Attorney Ron Quirk was quoted in a recent Law360 article:  “New FCC Looks Poised to Overrule Local Barriers to 5G”.  This article discusses the importance of small cell and distributed antenna system (“DAS”) densification to the deployment of wireless broadband, and the GOP-led FCC’s willingness to preempt municipalities’ barriers to construction of the necessary 5G infrastructure.

“[FCC Chairman] Pai seems interested in moving forward quickly, Quirk said, and a Republican-led Congress likely won’t stand in his way, despite the GOP’s long-touted reluctance to intervene in state and local matters. Legislation such as the bipartisan Mobile Now Act, which would clear the way for siting on federal lands, is moving forward, he said.”

The CommLaw Group  has specialists that are available to answer any questions you may have regarding broadband infrastructure issues and pertinent regulatory proceedings.  We deal regularly with applicable regulatory agencies and can assist you with various legal and compliance matters.

IoT Attorney Ronald E. Quirk, is head of the Internet of Things & Connected Devices Practice Group  at Marashlian & Donahue PLLC, The CommLaw Group, where he focuses his practice on the serving the comprehensive needs of the burgeoning and complex Internet of Things industry, including: contracts and commercial law, privacy & cybersecurity, spectrum access, equipment authorization, tax, regulatory compliance planning, and more.  His career has spanned more than 20 years, including several years at AMLAW 100 firms and the FCC.  He can be reached at or (703) 714-1305

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