5G Americas applauds FCC on cell siting progress

BELLEVUE, Wash. – August 8, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau facilitated small cell siting, helping to roll-out of 4G and 5G networks. The FCC signed an agreement with its regulator partners to streamline historic preservation review for small facility deployments across the U.S. that do not adversely impact historic sites and locations. The agreement was signed by the FCC, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).

5G Americas – the Voice for 5G and LTE in the Americas – has long advocated for streamlining processes and removing barriers for wireless infrastructure deployments. Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated,

“Densification of networks is a key ingredient for mobile broadband evolution in both 4G and 5G networks.” Pearson continued, “The FCC cell siting agreement announced today is a step in the right direction. By removing regulatory delay, the agreement will ultimately increase mobile capabilities for Americans.”

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