Connelly pushes 5G bill through Senate, but House demurs
Illinois might have to remain on hold for 5G technology.
After passing the Senate on May 24, a bill that would create the Small Wireless Facilities Act has gotten stuck in the House. It is currently classified as being under "postponed consideration," with a little more than two weeks left in the legislative session.
Co-sponsored by Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), SB1451 would allow carriers to site small wireless communications facilities throughout Illinois and begin implementing 5G service for cell phones and tablets. The measure was co-sponsored in the Senate by Terry Link (D-Gurnee) and sponsored in the House by Reps. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and Peter Green (R-Lombard).
“5G is the next generation of wireless networks," Connelly said in a statement. "It will be faster, smarter, and less power-hungry. Illinois should be a part of this revolution and should join other states who already provide wireless companies with the ability to put in the proper infrastructure that is needed to support 5G technology.”
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