5G will require significant Densification of the network infrastructure to put antennas closer to users. This process will be dominated by increased fiber optics and small cell deployments. The move to regulate these deployments has been active on the Federal and State level. 28 states have enacted laws designed to speed up deployment while an objection to new rules is being heard on the Federal Level.
2 Federal actions are currently impacting 5G roll out in the United States as well as an active objection in the 9th Circuit Court.
These federal actions are very similar to the laws passed in 28 states.
Key Points of State Laws adopted in 28 states.
Model Municipal Code
The National Association of Counties (NACO) and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisers (NATOA) together with the National League of Cities have authored a model code to help cities and communities develop their own policy.