The newly-signed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” contains a provision which temporarily suspends most permits for the installation and operation of cell towers in the country within the next three years.
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Of the 190 permits granted, 37 were given in record time by 17 local government units.
The installation of the cell site is also expected to benefit the provincial government’s distance learning program for its senior high school students.
Sen. Grace Poe expects the telecommunications companies to fast-track the construction of cell sites across the country with the whole-of-government support and streamlining of permitting processes.
For the longest time, Globe said the telco industry’s bid to expand and put up needed broadband infrastructures have been slowed down — if not totally prevented — by permitting requirements imposed by LGUs as well as the opposition by hostile homeowners associations.
Sen. Grace Poe said concerned government units are mandated to process and approve permits and clearances for the construction of infrastructures including cell sites within the maximum period of seven working days.
Globe Telecom said that it is supporting moves to extend the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” as it can foster the approval of permits and clearances from LGUs) in as short as seven days.
A senator said public elementary schools provide viable spots for cell sites that would ensure nationwide Internet access.