By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-16-21
House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans have unveiled a package of 28 broadband-related, primarily deregulatory, bills they said will “turbocharge” investment and promote deployment, competition, and consumer choice while removing “unnecessary or duplicative” environmental and historical preservation “barriers” to that deployment.
Among other things, the bills would remove or “streamline” a number of environmental and historical site reviews and ease buildouts for cable, wireless, and telecoms. Among that streamlining would be dropping any such review requirement for ripping or replacing suspect tech – as the FCC plans to do with tech from Huawei and ZTE on its own initiative as well as under a congressional directive. » Read More