Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Georgia Becomes the 24th State to Enact Small Cell Legislation

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation Friday designed to expand broadband internet access to rural areas throughout the state, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The measures were enacted at a ceremony in Dahlonega, GA, a mountainous area in the northern part of the state known to have spotty connectivity.  Senate Bill 66, allows telecom firms to set up small cell equipment on public land. But critics say the measure falls short of subsidizing internet service in rural parts of the state without adequate wireless infrastructure, the Constitution reported.

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) praised the Governor for his action. “WIA commends Gov. Kemp  for expeditiously signing  Georgia’s small cell bill into law. Georgia joins  23 other states in adopting a legislative measure that puts the state on the path to 5G readiness. This legislation  will help to bring  jobs, economic growth, and innovation to  the Peach  State,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. Continue Reading

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