Verizon supports FCC to streamline 5G rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved a declaratory ruling and notice of proposed rulemaking to streamline wireless infrastructure rules related to upgrading existing sites for 5G networks.

Speaking on this development, Will Johnson, Verizon Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs, said, “Achieving the full and timely potential of 5G in the United States requires good infrastructure policy. In today’s order, the FCC continues its important work in facilitating infrastructure deployment by clarifying rules to avoid unnecessary regulatory review. In the 2012 Spectrum Act, Congress mandated streamlined review by state and local governments of modifications to existing wireless facilities, and today’s order will further that policy. The common sense clarifications adopted today help ensure that providers quickly upgrade their existing facilities to 5G, hastening consumers’ access to next-generation wireless services.”

Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. With over 150 locations, Verizon is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work, learn and play.

Founded in 2000, the company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide.

With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect.

Verizon built its own 5G technology to accelerate testing and drive the development of a worldwide 5G standard.

And it continues to work with its other technology partners to further advance 5G technology and reach important milestones on the path to full deployment—both in the lab and, most importantly, in the real world where it matters most.