Comments to FCC on Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 5:45pm


TO: Ms. Marlene Dortch
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20554

RE: In the Matter of Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies (WT Docket No. 16-421).

Dear Ms. Dortch:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”), the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, respectfully submits these comments to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in response to its Public Notice of December 22, 2016 requesting comment on Mobilitie, LLC’s (“Mobilitie”) Petition for Declaratory Ruling.

The Chamber encourages the Commission to consider and implement policies that ensure that America’s spectrum resources are maximized for all sectors of the economy and to minimize the level of radio interference across industries. As part of its efforts to maximize spectrum use economy-wide, the Chamber also stands at the forefront of promoting a vibrant digital economy, which will be powered by the Internet of Things (“IOT”) and 5G wireless technology. With these principles in mind, the Chamber advocates for policies that streamline permitting and reduce unnecessary delays in all facets of the communications industry…