WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading science and tech policy think tank, today applauded the announcement from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr to ensure the United States is 5G ready. ITIF released the followed statement from Telecom Policy Director Doug Brake:
Commissioner Carr’s announcement that the FCC will make targeted changes to environmental and historic review procedures is a necessary update to arcane rules that could stymie deployment of next-generation wireless technology. These balanced changes are the first step in updating regulations for the 5G era. We look forward to what else the FCC has in store to ensure the United States is well positioned to develop these key communications platforms.