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FCC Small-Cell Plan Could Save $1.6B Amid 5G Push: Study

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Wireless communications trade group CTIA on Tuesday released a study it commissioned on an FCC proposal to roll back regulatory reviews for small cell installations, estimating that, in the hurtle toward 5G, companies could save $1.56 billion based on a nearly two-thirds reduction in reviews.

Wireless carriers ramping up deployment of modern wireless antennas, or small cells, are projected to spend $2.43 billion between 2018 and 2026 on reviews required under the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, according to the report CTIA commissioned from Accenture....
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