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Arlington, Va. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking several actions to promote next-generation wireless deployment.

These actions are critical to ensuring that the U.S. maintains its position of global leadership in broadband deployment and in the development of next-generation wireless technologies.

First, TIA supports the FCC's actions to improve wireless facilities siting policies. The new rules adopted today will help reduce delays and eliminate regulatory obstacles that currently impede the deployment of small cells and distributed antenna system (DAS) technologies. These changes will directly lead to the faster rollout of new networks and technologies, improved broadband service quality, and lower costs for consumers.