A House Consumer Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday was canceled after officials from municipal associations and the AFL-CIO protested.
Committee Chairman Brad Roae, R-Crawford, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he'll bring up the bill in the fall and he accused municipal officials of trying to "extort" high fees from wireless carriers.
Municipal associations say the legislation doesn't solve a lack of rural broadband access and undercuts municipal zoning powers.
Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, says the legislation lacks safety and training provisions for workers who would install small-cell antennas.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com
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