April 25, 2018
CTIA Statement on Tennessee Small Cell Infrastructure Bill .
“We applaud Governor Bill Haslam for his signature on House Bill 2279 and the leadership of Senator Bill Ketron, Representative William Lamberth and the more than 70 cosponsors of the Tennessee General Assembly. By modernizing state laws for small cell deployment, residents of Tennessee will be ready for 5G and in position to receive the economic and civic benefits of next-generation networks. According to Accenture, the wireless industry will invest $529 million to deploy 5G in Nashville alone, creating more than 6,000 jobs and adding more than $980 million to the city’s economy.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.