Broadband is economic fuel, and wireless broadband access is an increasingly vital form of telecommunications. To ensure widespread, fair access and a competitive market environment, thoughtful regulations that promote efficient, timely deployments and encourage wireless broadband investment by the private sector are key for cities.

The latest white paper from the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Innovation & Technology Council explores the crucial role municipalities play in efficient deployment of mobile networks and how municipalities benefit from mobile broadband deployments in their communities.

"Many municipalities lack information on the need for small cells and DAS networks in delivering advanced wireless services in their communities," said  Chris Fisher, Chair of the Telecommunications Practice Group at Cuddy & Feder LLP and Chairman of the ITC Municipal Working Group, which produced the report. "Gaps in municipal knowledge often result in less cost-effective and timely network solutions for the wireless industry. Unleashing the economic and social benefits that encourage these broadband network deployments."

Members of the ITC Municipal Working Group who contributed to the white paper include Bryan  Darr, CEO of Mosaik; Michael A. Hill, National Director for External Relations at ExteNet Systems Inc.; Tamara Slade, Northeast Director for External Relations, Municipal, at ExteNet Systems Inc., and Fisher.

You can download the report and other ITC white papers at wia.org/resource-library/