UPDATED: Senate approves agreement settling dispute pitting wireless technology against local regulation


Wireless providers and cities reached an agreement on legislation Tuesday that ends their dispute over franchise agreements that the telecoms said would hinder their ability to provide faster service for customers.

The telecommunications giants - AT&T, Sprint and Verizon - had asked  lawmakers to bar cities from forcing them to sign franchise agreements they said hurt their ability to expand their networks with so-called small cell technology.

They've been engaged . . .


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