FCC Looks to Streamline Regulations to Aid 5G Deployment

BY Heather Greenfield
February 28, 2018

Washington — FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced the FCC’s plans for promoting the deployment of 5G network technologies.  These reforms, which will be voted on at the Commission’s open meeting on March 22nd, aim to ease regulatory review processes and ensure that regulations that apply to large, macrocell towers do not apply to small cells, which as Carr stated can be the size of a backpack.  

The Computer & Communications Industry Association represents a wide array of tech companies, including leading wireless services and internet providers.  CCIA, has advocated on internet access and wireless competition issues for over two decades, including comments filed with the FCC last year on streamlining regulations to speed 5G deployment.  The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“Connectivity is crucial for our economy, and faster, more reliable networks will assure that telecommunications networks continue to be catalysts for innovation, economic growth, and jobs. In the global race for 5G, the United States needs to ensure that our regulations promote the deployment of next generation networks.”  

“Commissioner Carr today spoke about many reforms that CCIA and the tech industry have supported. We appreciate the Commissioner’s efforts and look forward to providing substantive feedback so the United States can lead the world in 5G.”

 

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