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TIA Applauds FCC Efforts to Speed Up the Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless Technologies

Arlington, VA (March 22, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission for taking further steps to speed up next-generation infrastructure deployment.  

Cinnamon Rogers, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs issued the following statement:

“The FCC’s newly adopted Order to modernize outdated wireless infrastructure rules is a significant step forward to bringing the benefits of next generation broadband to communities large and small and key to the U.S. winning the global race to 5G.

“Importantly, the Commission has eliminated the requirement for small cells the size of a pizza box to undergo the same federal environmental and historic preservation reviews as a 200-foot macrocell tower. Small cells are different, and today's action will help speed the deployment of 5G networks while also making it easier for providers to fill in gaps in unserved and underserved areas.

“TIA is grateful to Commissioner Carr for his leadership on this important issue. We look forward to working with him and the rest of the Commission on additional actions to reduce obstacles to wireless infrastructure siting at all levels of government.”

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