The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) just released the following statement on the FCC’s vote today in favor of its Wireless Infrastructure Streamlining Order:
Today’s FCC decision is an important step, another milestone on the road towards deployment of nationwide 5G wireless technology. Thanks to the Commission’s action, it will be easier to build out these systems and provide next-generation, high-speed broadband for millions of Americans in our nation’s cities, towns, and rural areas.
The rules governing siting of wireless infrastructure deployments have not changed in a generation. With today’s action, the FCC is wisely modernizing its rules to account for changes in 21st-century technology, including the development of small cells that will power future 5G broadband networks.
We thank Commissioner Carr and his fellow Commissioners for their efforts to accelerate the deployment and availability of extremely fast, modern broadband networks that will help bring the reality of the Internet of Things one step closer to the American public.”