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FCC makes it easier to deploy 5G in cities

June 19, 2020

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The FCC has made deploying 5G easier by limiting the influence cities have over whether the wireless infrastructure is too unsightly or obtrusive.

Recent rule changes enable the major mobile network operators to modify existing base stations and build new ones, in anticipation of a massive national rollout of 5G, which is expected to bring a number of new capabilities beyond simply increasing network speeds.

These include better handling of very dense traffic patterns and features designed to support a surge in traffic from connected devices that aren’t smartphones or computers, including smart-city tech like connected traffic lights and other types of IoT.

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