• Circuit-Shopping Concerns for FCC Small Cell Order Persist
  • February 4, 2019
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  • In light of recent speculations that FCC staff may have influenced CMRS licensees to file petitions challenging the FCC’s Small Cell Order, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai on January 30, seeking additional information about the FCC’s role in looking to avoid the Ninth Circuit’s review of the Small Cell Order. The Senators’ letter raises abuse of power and ethical concerns that the FCC may have pressured interested parties to file frivolous petitions to consolidate the appeals before the Tenth Circuit. The Senators ask that the FCC respond to their questions by February 8. For more information, please contact Al Catalano ([email protected]; 202.434.4207).