According to the CTIA, the Agreement means “Americans will benefit tremendously from innovations like 5G and the Internet of Things, which require more small cell facilities – often the size of a pizza box – to build a denser network. Today’s action by the FCC recognizes the minimal impact of these facilities, but there is more work to be done. We must streamline infrastructure policies at all levels of government, so that wireless providers can rapidly deliver the next generation of products and services to consumers.”
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said “Removing barriers to the deployment of wireless infrastructure has been one of my top priorities since joining the Commission. We need to do everything we can to allow consumers even greater access to mobile broadband technologies,” she said. “In order for the U.S. to continue to lead the world in wireless, we must stay focused on ensuring that providers large and small can install the antennas and other physical facilities necessary to serve American consumers on the move.”
To read the full Agreement go to here. *This morning’s edition linked to the original agreement. This now links to the amended agreement statement.