CCA Commends FCC for Adopting Twilight Towers Public Notice
Washington, DC – December 14, 2017 – Today, during its December Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted a Public Notice seeking comment on a draft Program Comment regarding “Twilight Towers,” which would create a new exclusion from routine historic preservation review requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and associated regulations. CCA applauds the FCC for adopting the Public Notice, which will help to streamline infrastructure policies for the benefit of consumers and the economy.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I commend the Commission for adopting the Twilight Towers Public Notice – an important step in promoting the deployment of wireless infrastructure. Allowing collocations on long-standing existing towers without the need for either the collocation or the underlying tower to complete an individual historic review not only will accelerate broadband deployment but also will save network operators countless personnel hours and financial resources to complete the application process. This is commonsense policy that will benefit consumers, the economy and the industry as a whole.”
“Infrastructure is the backbone of wireless service and removing unnecessary, burdensome requirements will help further the Commission’s important goal of ensuring all Americans have access to robust mobile broadband services. I thank the Commission for acting on the Twilight Tower item today and look forward to our continued work to further streamline infrastructure policies.”
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.ccamobile.org.
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