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After FCC vote, cities try to restore local control over 5G fees and equipment.
Cities are planning to sue the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to preempt local rules on deployment of 5G wireless equipment.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes yesterday said their city intends to appeal the FCC order in federal court. Seattle will be coordinating with other cities on a lawsuit, they said.
“In coordination with the overwhelming majority of local jurisdictions that oppose this unprecedented federal intrusion by the FCC, we will be appealing this order, challenging the FCC’s authority and its misguided interpretations of federal law,” they said in a press release.
The FCC says its order will save carriers $2 billion, less than one percent of the estimated $275 billion it will take to deploy 5G across the country.
In Oregon, the Portland City Council voted Tuesday to approve a lawsuit against the FCC, The Oregonian reported, saying the move “added Portland to a growing list of cities, primarily on the West Coast, that are preparing to fight” the FCC order. (UPDATE: Portland filed a lawsuit against the FCC.)
East Coast cities including New York City and Boston have also objected to the FCC decision. As we’ve previously reported, the FCC order drew opposition from rural municipalities as well.
Where does Philadelphia stand
I don’t know about Philly, but PPL in North eastern Pa. is forcing people to have smart meters, as Pa. does not have an opt out, at this time. You must fight back. I verbally, (several times) left messages with their customer service denying a smart meter and refusing consent. I sent certified (return receipt) letters to both them & Grid One solutions, who was doing the work stating that they would be fully liable should anything happen. I posted Non Consent forms by both the analog meter and my front door, then got a security camera and put in the window aimed at the meter. Write letters to the editor, and tell anybody and everybody about these things. Stay in the public eye and don’t back down. Good Luck.
I live in Los Angeles, specifically, west Los Angeles. Is LA on the list of people suing the FCC?
Also, I live in an apartment complex with smart meters. What can I do to have them replace these? The management company is useless btw. All people care about here is money and convenience . They don’t care or even want to know about health, safety, wellness. Not everyone is like that, but at least (and I’m being extremely generous here), 50% are like that.
Anybody doing anything in Canada. Why canadian are so slow. I lived in Ontario they forced the smart meter on us years ago, now I am in British Columbia we have the same problem. I have complained to the member of the parliament but they don’t care. Are we living in the free democratic country?
EVERYONE check this out:
It’s technocracy rising (see book by Pat Wood). I’m in NY and despite yelling at the installation guy – thru my screen-window – to NOT install a smart meter at my house (and he consented) yet it turned out to be a lie. Later he had come and installed it anyway!!