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Client Alert: Federal Communications Commission Adopts Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure NPRM/NOI

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) last week adopted a pair of Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that collectively examine regulatory impediments to wireline and wireless network infrastructure and deployment at the federal, state, and local levels.  The Commission seeks comments on how to best reform various regulations that affect the speed and cost of infrastructure investment.  These two items fulfill Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent promise to make April “infrastructure month” at the Commission and offer a crucial opportunity for providers to identify barriers they currently face to investing in next generation technologies.