CCA Applauds the Bipartisan Introduction of the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act
Washington, DC – June 29, 2018 – Yesterday, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced S. 3157, the Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act (“STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act”). This bill lays the groundwork for speeding up the deployment of next-generation wireless services. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) fully supports this legislation.
“I thank Senators Thune and Schatz for their bipartisan leadership on the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act,” said CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry. “Small cells are not just for big cities, and this legislation will reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment in rural areas as well as provide for the latest technologies to densify next generation networks.
“Small cells are the technology of tomorrow but unfortunately, there are lots of barriers that prevent them from being rolled-out on a broader scale. This bill helps reduce these barriers, in part by putting reasonable processes and timelines in place for small cell applications. I commend Senators Thune and Schatz for their work on this issue and enthusiastically support this legislation’s advancement through Congress and into law.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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