Budget Group Weighs in on Wireless Infrastructure

Politics, Technology

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted two public comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that remove barriers to wireline and wireless infrastructure deployment.

CAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement:

“Encouraging state and local communities to remove barriers to deployment is a key component to bridging the digital divide. By addressing high pole attachment rates, right-of-way assessments, and speeding up the permitting process, more communities across the country can adopt advanced telecommunications services that will help consumers, taxpayers, and the economy.”

“Another critical step toward reducing barriers to deployment would be to rescind the Title II reclassification of the internet. As noted by many small internet service providers across the country, the regulatory burdens imposed by the 2015 Open Internet Order have prevented them from making new investments in infrastructure deployment. The FCC is taking steps to decrease these regulatory burdens on wireline and wireless providers through the issuance of an NPRM that would restore internet freedom.”

Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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