August 12, 2020


Washington, D.C.— David Hirschmann, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_Tec), issued the following statement today in response to the Ninth Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2018 Small Cell Order:

“Today’s decision affirms the FCC’s approach to remove barriers to game-changing technologies such as 5G. As Americans rely on connectivity now more than ever to shop online, go to school, work from home, and conduct telehealth visits, permit streamlining efforts like those of the FCC and Commissioner Carr will speed deployment of broadband without federal spending.

“The Chamber calls on Congress to make permanent permit streamlining reforms for all forms of internet connectivity so that the 18 million Americans currently without access are on a level playing field.”