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The 10 Biggest 5G News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

From the country’s largest carriers building out their 5G networks to intervention from the FCC and the U.S. government, here are ten of the biggest news stories in the 5G world that made the news so far this year.

FCC Furthers Infrastructure Upgrades for The Buildout of 5G

The FCC in June pushed to clarify and seek comment on the Commission‘s rules governing state and local governments review of modifications to existing wireless infrastructure in a move to speed up equipment upgrades so that 5G networks can be more quickly deployed nationwide.

So far, Congress enacted a section of the Spectrum Act of 2012 that simplifies state and local government review of certain requests to modify wireless transmission equipment on existing structures. Now, a state or local government will l approve within 60 days any request for modification of an existing structure that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of that structure, according to the change.

The FCC said that 5G networks are “critical” when it comes to expanding economic opportunities and supporting public health and safety in U.S. communities.

 

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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