At Nebraska Legislature, wireless companies and cable providers spar over technology key to 5G

Officials representing Nebraska cities and cable companies spoke to state lawmakers about getting higher-speed 5G internet service in cities like Omaha and Lincoln. Speaking on its readiness for 5G, State Sen. Curt Friesen said that "Nebraska is losing ground to other states and cities." Sen. Friesen, along with the representatives of wireless internet firms, "blamed high fees and foot-dragging by cities for stunting the deployment of small-cell wireless…" Sen. Friesen said that he expects LB 184 to pass this year, and that "the bill is needed to give wireless companies "reasonable and nondiscriminatory fees" and more certainty about the speed of approvals by cities."

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