Brad Swanson: Want gigabit service in your neighborhood?
Floridians want the best internet connectivity technology because it touches each part of our lives- communicating with our families, paying bills, your child’s education, and even our health care.
Our businesses use technology every day to keep Florida’s economy competitive with other states and the world. Without the deployment of the best technology offered, Florida will fall behind.
The cable industry has always been at the forefront of deployment.
Since 2017, when the deployment of 5G was addressed by the legislature, local governments have worked to keep up with Florida’s continued growth. The permitting processes developed by cities and counties across Florida have severely hindered deployments.
Local governments have created additional burdensome permitting processes often lasting over 6 months compared to weeks. These permitting delays have created barriers and made it difficult for companies to deliver connectivity to nearly every legislator’s constituents across Florida.
Florida’s internet and television customers are the ones suffering and they are being left behind. This lag in deployment not only hurts the consumer, but the municipality, and our state.
We have seen the permitting process