Mobilitie’s FCC Petition to Accelerate Wireless Deployment Upheld by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Industry-leading petition streamlining nationwide 5G adoption

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholds Orders by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring cost-based fees to deploy small cells and other technology essential to next-generation wireless networks. This ruling, a win for small cell deployments, serves to expedite broadband rollouts by removing barriers to infrastructure investments.

“We first filed a petition with the FCC nearly four years ago to require cost-based siting fees nationwide. American consumers require reliable wireless services and the FCC Orders help expediate the installations of next-generation 5G technologies,” said Melissa Mullarkey, Regional Vice President of Mobilitie. “We applaud the FCC for creating a national policy that paves the way for 5G global leadership and echo FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in calling the ruling a ‘major victory.’”

Since the petition was filed in 2016, Mobilitie has successfully partnered with cities across the country to facilitate wireless deployments, investing in thousands of small cells nationwide. Cost-based fees are essential to accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless networks to benefit the greatest number of Americans. Mobilitie is committed to continuing the partnership with cities to speed up the rollout of next-generation wireless technologies and help secure America’s place as the world’s leader in 5G readiness.

With the growing dependency on wireless communication – which has increased during the Coronavirus pandemic – so too has the need for greater investment in wireless infrastructure to provide more capacity, faster speeds, lower latency and strong security. Coupled with the proliferation of Internet of Things devices it is critical that 5G deployments, particularly small cells, can deploy quickly and cost effectively to try and keep pace with demand. Upholding the FCC Orders helps to further streamline 5G infrastructure deployments and will result in immediate benefits for America’s digital economy.

About Mobilitie

Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a veteran provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. It funds, deploys and operates next-generation infrastructure that enables robust coverage and 5G services and speeds.

Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, IoT, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie's Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries-including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation.

Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at


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