Thune Still Eyes Hearing On 5G Legislation

— Despite the clock running down on 2018, Thune says he’s still trying to schedule a hearing on his STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act, S. 3157, intended to ease the deployment of 5G infrastructure. The measure faces opposition from several organizations representing local and state governments. “I don’t know if they’re ever going to get on and fully endorse this,” Thune told reporters on Thursday. “I think in the end it’ll be hard, unless the cities get to a better comfort level than where they are today, it would be hard to advance the bill just because they have obviously a lot of influence with senators.” He said his staff continues to negotiate with an eye toward finding consensus and says a hearing is a good idea in any case “because I think we need to elevate the issue.”

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

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