A state Senate study committee is recommending that Georgia pursue the following proposals to promote 5G wireless technology during the upcoming legislative session:
Promote 5G wireless internet service through uniform statewide fees and policies.
Compensate local governments for their oversight of companies use of public rights of way.
Review fees to use public rights of way and ensure they’re based on actual costs incurred by governments.
Encourage pole owners to negotiate with telecommunication and cable companies to allow placement of 5G technology on their poles.
Require county and city governments to charge lower fees than the Georgia Department of Transportation for use of local rights of way.
Source: Final report of the Senate Advanced Communications Technologies and Use of State and Local Government Right of Way Policy Modernization Study Committee