Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Kathy Putt published an op-ed highlighting the importance for lawmakers to prioritize telecommunications policies that enable the deployment of 5G networks in Washington state. "Clearly, there is a real need to activate 5G networks. But in order to unlock the many benefits of 5G, legislators need to pass common-sense policies that will enable deployment of telecommunications equipment, specifically small cells. Currently the country’s wireless networks are supported by a network of fiber optic cable and cell towers. However, to supplement the increased capacity needs, additional technology is needed," Putt states.