CCA Commends House for Passing H.R. 4; Improving Tower Siting Processes Protects Consumers and Aviators Alike
Washington, DC – April 27, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes language regarding the marking and lighting of telecommunications towers. Specifically, the legislation requires that towers 50 -200 feet high be either marked in accordance with FAA guidelines or be included in a federal database containing only the location and height of each covered tower. Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”) thanks Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) for their leadership on this issue and applauds the House for passing the bill. Including the tower marking requirements will enhance safety for aviators and provide carriers with much-needed clarity in the tower marking process.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steven K. Berry said, “I applaud the House for passing the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 and for including language which will help improve tower marking processes and address safety concerns of the aviation community. Providing additional clarity surrounding tower marking not only will benefit the mobile industry, but also, and more importantly, will benefit consumers by enhancing safety measures without needlessly diverting resources away from preserving and expanding mobile broadband. I thank the House for passing H.R. 4 and encourage swift adoption by the Senate.”
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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