WIA Comments to FCC on Competition, Access Through MTEs

The FCC voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling that asks questions about promoting facilities-based broadband deployment and competition in apartments, condominiums, office buildings, and other multiple tenant environments (MTEs). WIA filed comments explaining how member companies have significant experience deploying successful wireless networks in dense, complex MTE environments and how they continue to do so under the Commission’s existing regime, bringing necessary coverage and capacity to MTE inhabitants. 

WIA member companies’ deployments promote competition and access.  WIA recommended that the Commission maintain its current regulatory approach, which benefits MTE owners and tenants alike by fostering competition in the MTE environment while also encouraging infrastructure investment.