Support 5G: Legislature should ease installation of small cells

This article details the Legislature’s need to create a concise process that allows for the efficient construction of 5G networks, as well as Verizon and AT&T’s efforts to install small cells throughout Pennsylvania, which could bring an estimated $3.5 billion to the state economy. The article goes on to discuss Crown Castle’s roll in the installation of 5G infrastructure and the need for legislation like the H.B. 1400 bill, that would "provide uniform permitting and installation costs throughout the commonwealth and promote small cell deployment in public rights of way."

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