State rules on wireless antennas would strip local control, say city officials

The Georgia General Assembly is expected to take up a bill this session that would reduce local regulations on the deployment of small cell technology. Kimberly Adams, Crown Castle’s Government Relations Manager for the South Area, worked with the city of Brookhaven on its ordinance and said "a state bill would eliminate having to meet different regulations in different cities and simplify the process to getting high-speed internet access across the state." Adams noted "our goal is to help ensure residents and businesses stay connected, and to that end we support state frameworks that create a predictable process with reasonable fees to streamline small cell deployments."

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How the region can further fuel tech growth

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