March 7, 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 Senate Bill 596, by Senator Travis Hutson (R-St. Augustine), relating to Utilities. SB 596 was today heard in the Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee, its first committee of reference.
“AIF supports legislation to bring our state into the next generation of wireless technology in order to support communities of the future. By implementing small cell technology around our state, Florida will be able to be a part of the smart cities revolution and bring ultra-fast speeds to our businesses.
“AIF encourages Florida lawmakers to support this good public policy that will not only transform the way we do business at faster speeds, but attract innovative and technologically advanced companies to our state and give Florida families the bandwidth they need at their fingertips to live within this revolution.”
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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