Georgia Senate Study Committee: 5G Recommendations for 2019

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

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