WISPA Files Comments With The FCC In Support of Wireless Collocation Rules

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Organization Supports Proposed Acceleration of Broadband Deployment Policy

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

WISPA

Wireless technology has been rapidly expanding and has evolved into a necessity.

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, filed Comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, February 3, 2014, supporting rules that would accelerate State and local approval processes for collocation of wireless transmission equipment to ensure that approvals are not burdened by administrative delays or conditions.

WISPA’s Comments support collocation on water tanks, grain silos and all existing structures, regardless of whether they are primarily intended for communications. The Comments also support streamlined rules for environmental and historic preservation review and broadened exemptions from such review in certain cases where proposed changes are not significant.

“WISPA’s members have faced a number of obstacles with state and local officials regarding the placement of antennas, building and zoning categorization based on wireless frequencies and approval time frames, just to name a few,” said Alex Phillips, WISPA Board Member. “Wireless technology has been rapidly expanding and has evolved into a necessity. We are pleased that the FCC is implementing rules to create a nationwide framework for consistent application of rules that will ease the antenna siting process and enable more expeditious deployment of fixed wireless broadband services.”

About WISPA
WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has nearly 800 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.wispa.org.

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