OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — March 21, 2018 — Today, Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduced the Reducing Antiquated Permitting for Infrastructure Deployments Act to direct the Federal Communications Commission to remove costly and onerous regulatory barriers to wireless deployment. In response, Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) released the following statement attributed to Vonya B. McCann, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:
“The introduction of legislation by Senator Moran and Congressman Scalise has the potential to bring immediate regulatory relief to telecommunications providers, like Sprint, as we make significant investments in our wireless infrastructure and prepare for the deployment of next-generation 5G networks. These balanced approach will pave the way towards reducing federal regulations that impose excessive costs and unnecessary delays to small cell deployment. We applaud these efforts and are committed to working with others in Congress to ensure this legislation’s success.”
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.6 million connections as of December 31, 2017 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed 1across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Lisa Belot, Sprint