The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding comments made by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr today at an event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association.
“We applaud Commissioner Carr’s recognition that the next-generation of mobile networks will require reducing regulatory barriers that currently stand in the way of widespread deployment of wireless infrastructure. Streamlining federal historic and environmental review procedures is a strong step towards increasing broadband deployment. We applaud Commissioner Carr and the FCC for working to update the Section 106 Tribal review process and revising the FCC’s approach to environmental reviews. We appreciate the efforts by Commissioner Carr and the FCC to explore the role the federal government can play in the responsible and sustainable deployment of the wireless infrastructure our communities will need to maximize the benefits of 5G.”