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Will Florida pre-empt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?

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From smartphones to smart cities. The next generation of wireless connectivity will require enough signal coverage to support the exploding demand for consumer data use, and innovative new technologies such as driverless cars. But it will take a massive influx of wireless communications infrastructure to achieve, according to Beth Cooley, state legislative affairs director for CTIA, a nonprofit membership association of wireless communications companies. “Look at your iPhone or cellphone,” Cooley told a Florida House legislative panel in February. “In the…

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