OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — March 1, 2018 — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated a draft order on Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment. In response, Sprint (NYSE: S) released the following statement attributed to Vonya B. McCann, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:
“Sprint applauds Chairman Pai for today’s release of a draft order which seeks to modernize the deployment of small cells. This well-reasoned approach has the potential to bring immediate regulatory relief to wireless carriers, like Sprint, as we make significant private investments in ensuring America’s wireless infrastructure remains globally competitive. If adopted, the draft order will benefit all Americans by streamlining the deployment of small cells across the country and reducing federal regulations that impose excessive costs and unnecessary delays. We commend the FCC’s carefully balanced work on this critical issue, and specifically, Commissioner Brendan Carr, who spearheaded this effort as part of his commitment to accelerating 5G deployment.”
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. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.