New 5G Access

LINCOLN - Before the Nebraska Legislative session ended lawmakers passed the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act, known as LB 184.

Nebraska became the 25th state to pass the bill which will assist in building 5G network infrastructure including small cells which are small antennas that can be mounted to numerous kinds of poles.

Governor Pete Ricketts tells News Talk WJAG it was great to be able to get that bill passed.

"This is just another step to give Nebraska consumers access to high speed 5G service which will help encourage investment and people will be more entrepreneurial. It's another exciting step in how we continue to make sure Nebraska is a leader in technology."

Ricketts says it took Nebraska about three years to get it put into place.

LB 184 was introduced by Senator Curt Friesen of Henderson and was approved by a vote of 44-0.

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