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“The FCC’s newly adopted Order to modernize outdated wireless infrastructure rules is a significant step forward to bringing the benefits of next generation broadband to communities large and small and key to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

Contact

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

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of companies delivering technologies and services to revolutionize the way the world communicates. TIA represents and convenes the manufacturers and suppliers, network operators, distributors, service enablers and system integrators of global communications technologies across its Technology, Government Affairs, Standards, and Business Performance communities. Tackling unique challenges faced by the ICT industry, TIA shapes the solutions that enable high-speed networks and accelerates connectivity across all markets.

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