The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued to the following statement from President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein regarding the passage of new legislation that would streamline the process for deploying wireless infrastructure throughout California.
“WIA applauds California lawmakers for working together to pass this important piece of legislation, which streamlines how wireless infrastructure is deployed in communities across the state. Creating a fair business environment — with common definitions and a facilitated process to utilize existing structures — is crucial to delivering access to mobile broadband to every resident.
“Streamlined permitting processes and greater access to public rights of way will spur the widespread deployment of the wireless infrastructure needed to improve network capacity in the near term while setting the stage for the 5G networks of tomorrow. Reducing barriers to deploying wireless infrastructure will help ensure that California and the U.S. remain global leaders when it comes to mobile network innovation and deployment.
“We encourage Governor Brown to sign this piece of legislation so that all citizens in communities of all sizes in California are able to enjoy the very real benefits of access to mobile broadband connectivity.”