March 15, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding the support of House Bill 687, by Representative Mike La Rosa, relating to Utilities. HB 687 was today heard in the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, its first committee of reference.
“AIF supports HB 687, which would bring Florida into the next generation of wireless technology to support communities of the future. By streamlining the process to deploy small cell technology around our state, Florida’s businesses and families can have smart cities and ultra-fast wireless network speeds.
“This good public policy will spur increased investments in the state, attracting innovative and technologically advanced companies to Florida. Additionally, this legislation secures the bandwidth Florida families need as their data demands continue to rise.
“AIF and our members encourage Florida lawmakers to give Floridians the opportunity to be a part of the smart cities revolution sooner rather than later.”
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.
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