Georgia Senators Pursue Regulations to Promote 5G Development

A Georgia Senate study committee voted unanimously last week to pursue statewide regulations related to where and how cellphone companies can install their equipment. The goal of the regulations is to promote 5G wireless development in the state by giving cell carriers access to public rights of way to install their cell equipment as long as they comply with statewide standards for pole height, permitting fees and equipment sizes. “We hope that we can get broadband smeared all over Georgia at a much faster rate,” said state Sen. Frank Ginn, the chairman of the Senate Advanced Communications Technologies and Use of State and Local Government Right of Way Policy Modernization Committee.

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