AIF Statement on Governor Scott Signing HB 687 into Florida Law

June 26, 2017

The below comment regarding Governor Rick Scott signing House Bill 687, relating to Utilities, into Florida law can be attributed to Brewster B. Bevis, senior vice president of State and Federal Affairs for the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). 

"AIF and our members applaud Governor Rick Scott for signing HB 687 into law, paving the way for 5G wireless technology in Florida. 

"This new law, that Representative Mike LaRosa and Senator Travis Hutson worked tirelessly on during the 2017 Legislative Session, will make faster wireless communications, connected cars and smart cities a reality for Floridians sooner rather than later. 

"Investing in Small Cell Deployment technology gives the Sunshine State the ability to attract innovative, technologically advanced companies. This attraction will not only bring Florida into the technological future, it will create an economic environment where businesses can grow, innovate and thrive. 

"AIF thanks the Governor, the House and the Senate for their support of HB 687 that will help Florida businesses and families flourish for years to come."

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