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Rep. Jeff Weninger Testifies at U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Future of America’s Broadband Infrastructure

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12324c 4e21fbd9f6b249668287114172455120~mv2 Rep. Jeff Weninger Testifies at U.S. Senate
Commerce Committee on Future of America’s Broadband Infrastructure
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX– Representative Jeff Weninger (R-17) yesterday testified at a hearingof the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on America’s broadband infrastructure and the exploration of solutions for reducing barriers to deployment. HB 2365, legislation sponsored by Rep. Weninger and signed into law last month, makes Arizona the first state in the nation to pioneer comprehensive legislation that creates a streamlined process for telecommunications companies to deploy small cell technology across the state.
“I am honored to have delivered testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committeeon technology pathways that will truly transform industries across the state of Arizona andeventually across the country,”

said Representative Weninger.

“Arizona’s new law is a greatexample of how the state, cities, towns, and industry can all work together to meet a sharedgoal of ensuring that the needs and demands of citizens for broadband networks will bemet.”
Video of the testimony can be found here:https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=98C6FDC4-B916-41FAA78A-80E6D513E652
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CONTACT:Matthew SpechtDirector of CommunicationsHouse Majority Staff602-926-5518mspecht@azleg.gov
About Small Cell TechnologySmall cells are wireless antennas and associated equipment, no more than 28 cubic feet in volume, that can be placed on any existing structure (typically utility poles, street lights, and traffic signal poles).
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