LULAC Response to FCC Small Cell Deployment, Streamlining Order from Commissioner Carr

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an effort to streamline the historical and environmental processes that govern deployment of small cell mobile networks.

In response, Sindy Benavides, Chief Operation Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), issued the following statement:

“We are optimistic that the FCC’s order will help end unnecessary delays that inhibit the deployment of next generation networks powered by small cells, and with them the full development and deployment of ‘fifth-generation’ or ‘5G’ next generation networks. As the FCC continues to review ways to promote broadband investment and deployment, LULAC encourages the Commission to pursue a regulatory approach that expands the deployment of wireless and wireline technologies, creates competition among all industry players and increases consumer choice. Such an approach will provide numerous important benefits for Hispanic communities across the nation. Small cells will help improve network capabilities in challenging environments, as well as provide easier and stronger wireless connectivity to many of those who need it most. Faster wireless and wireline deployment will make it easier for those in Hispanic communities to access critical employment, educational, economic, housing, and medical resources. In the months ahead, we will continue to work with the FCC to make sure its work is being carried out in a technology neutral way with the growing Hispanic community in mind.”

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org

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