Bill Promoting Investments in Advanced Wireless Technology Heads to Governor

December 3, 2018

Legislation promoting investments in Advanced Wireless Technology has been passed by both the State House and Michigan Senate and is now headed to Governor Snyder who is expected to sign the legislation quickly. 

The Michigan Chamber actively fought for passage of Senate Bill 637 to streamline the process for the installation of small cell wireless technology. SB 637 clearly defines what a provider must do to install and maintain small cell technology and how much local governments can charge for the collocation of small cell wireless facilities. Eliminating patchwork regulations will allow for a more thoughtful and cost-effective process for installing and maintaining small cell wireless facilities, thereby providing wider distribution at a lower cost to customers. 

Increasing investment in wireless networks will benefit all Michiganders by providing better access to emergency services, advanced technology, and information.

For more information on this legislation, please contact Dan Papineau at dpapineau@michamber.com