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TIA Applauds FCC Commissioner Carr’s Plan to Promote Wireless Infrastructure Deployment

Arlington, VA (September 4, 2018) The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded FCC Commissioner Brendon Carr’s plan to promote wireless infrastructure deployment.

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

“TIA applauds Commissioner Carr’s announcement of the important steps the FCC plans to take to promote wireless infrastructure deployment. Americans are placing ever-increasing demands for bandwidth on the nation’s wireless networks, and enabling rapid deployment of infrastructure is critical to keep pace with that demand. Many new networks rely on small-cell technologies, including today’s 4G networks and the next-generation 5G networks that are about to launch.

“The proposal announced by Commissioner Carr would implement already-existing federal law to clarify that localities cannot impose moratoria on small cell deployments, ensure that cost recovery by local governments is based on reasonable costs actually incurred, provide “shot clocks” to promote more rapid approvals of small cell siting applications at the local level, and require that any aesthetic requirements be reasonable.  In proposing these common-sense guidelines, the FCC has recognized that small cells are different, and that outdated permitting requirements designed for an earlier era could threaten U.S. leadership in the global race to 5G.

“TIA is appreciative of Commissioner Carr’s continuing leadership on infrastructure deployment issues. TIA and our members look forward to continuing our work to bring high-quality broadband and the promise of next-generation technologies to all Americans.”

Contact

Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.