The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding President Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.
“President Trump’s infrastructure proposal contains a number of important provisions that will pave the way for the next generation of wireless communications. The plan calls for the establishment of a ‘one agency, one decision’ environmental review structure, which would eliminate many of the inefficiencies companies face when building out mobile networks. The plan also calls for the reduction of duplication in using categorical exclusions, lowering the cost and time of wireless broadband buildout. I am also pleased that the plan adopts an approach for federal lands along the lines recommended by the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, the working group I chaired on this topic. By taking these specific steps to encourage private investments and to reduce barriers to the deployment of the wireless networks, the White House is positioning the U.S. to lead the world in mobile connectivity and the deployment of 5G networks.”