Representing NextG in challenge to Los Angeles County wireless zoning code as pre-empted by Section 253 of the federal Communications Act. U.S. District Court for Central District of California granted NextG's motion for preliminary injunction, enjoining the County from enforcing its wireless zoning code against NextG's deployment of 'Distributed Antenna System.' Court found that the County's code, on its face, violated Section 253 of the Communications Act and NextG would suffer irreparable harm from enforcement of the County's requirements.
The case was groundbreaking as one of the first to use Section 253 to pre-empt a municipal wireless zoning code and grant the extraordinary remedy of a preliminary injunction. It was also important for the deployment of the cutting edge 'Distributed Antenna System,' which combines fiber optic transport network with small antennas deployed on utility poles in the public right of way. 522 F. Supp. 2d 1240 (C.D. Cal. 2007)