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TIA Welcomes FCC Commissioner Carr’s Plan to Advance 5G Deployment

Arlington, VA (February 28, 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 advance 5G deployment in the U.S. 

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

“TIA welcomes today’s announcement by FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr regarding the important steps the agency will take to facilitate the deployment of next-generation wireless infrastructure. 5G networks operating in higher frequency bands will rely significantly on deployments of small cells that are no larger than a pizza box, not just traditional macrocell towers. Small cells are different, and the FCC’s recognition of that fact will help avoid massive and unnecessary regulatory obstacles and permitting costs that threaten U.S. leadership in the race to 5G.

“The FCC’s plans to impose a shot clock on itself for processing environmental assessments, and its plans to update its Section 106 tribal review process, are also supported by TIA. Going forward, we look forward to working with the FCC and other stakeholders to continue improving the regulatory environment at all levels of government to streamline the deployment process for next-generation wireless technologies.  We thank Commissioner Carr for his important leadership on these issues and look forward to action by the full FCC at its March meeting.”

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