Washington — Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reduce costs and speed up the deployment of small cells. Next generation “5G” technologies will require greater densification of networks to increase performance. Small cells will play a key role, and the FCC’s order will harmonize shot clocks for small wireless facility collocations at sixty days and ninety days for new small wireless facility siting requests that involve the construction of new facilities.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association, an international tech trade association representing a diverse group of tech companies from leading internet services to internet providers. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“Next generation ‘5G’ technologies are at the door, so we appreciate the Commission’s efforts to ensure that these technologies are ready to make an entrance to more communities. In particular, this order will harmonize shot clocks for small cells, so network providers can deploy more quickly and with greater certainty. ”

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