NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8988
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend a chapter of the laws of 2019, relating to directing the
study of the future implementation of fifth and future generation wire-
less network system technology in the state, in relation to the agencies
which shall conduct such study
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to make technical changes to Chapter 653 of
the Laws of 2019.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill adds the Department of Public Service, the Urban Development
Corporation, the Division of Homeland
Security and Emergency Services, the Division of State Police, and the
Division of Military and Naval Affairs to the groups that will partic-
ipate in the 5-G implementation study.
Currently, Internet connectivity and wireless network capacity are no
longer luxuries-they are necessities. In New York State, we have more
wireless phones and devices than people and in the future, the trend
will continue. As technology advances with the Internet of things, where
cars, devices and systems will communicate with humans, each other and
the network, our current network capacity is truly lacking. The Empire
State is anything but empire with regard to our network capacity. We
must build out our network to ensure optimal capacity for at least the
next two generations of New Yorkers.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
To Be Determined.
Same date and manner as Chapter 653 of the Law of 2019.