In response to the FCC’s vote today on its Wireless Infrastructure Order, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) issued the following statement:

Today’s action by the FCC marks another important step forward in the nation’s transition to 5G networks that will power the connected economy of the future. IIA commends this bold action, which will eliminate unnecessary barriers to 5G investment and ensure that deployments will happen as quickly as possible around the nation.

Winning the race to 5G will be vital for our global economic competitiveness and for advances such as connected cars, smart cities, and telehealth, including the millions of devices in the Internet of Things. The more quickly these technologies are deployed, the more quickly consumers will be able to enjoy the benefits of 5G. We thank Chairman Pai, Commissioner Carr, and all those at the FCC who have worked so hard to make today’s action a reality.”