PCIA Press Releases
PCIA Statement on Montgomery County, MD vs. United States
Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, today issued the following statement after the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding wireless facility siting and affirming the Federal Communications Commission was within its legal authority to interpret legal terms designed to streamline deployment of wireless broadband. PCIA filed a brief in support of the FCC in the lawsuit brought on by Montgomery County, MD., and other communities, earlier this year.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of this case because it will promote the widespread deployment of mobile broadband in Montgomery County and other communities around the country. The wireless infrastructure industry wants to reduce or eliminate, whenever possible, unreasonable obstacles to all communities tapping into the extraordinary economic and technological potential of wireless broadband. We were proud to partner with CTIA to make this victory possible. We look forward to our continued work with municipalities to meet their constituents’ growing demand for wireless data. PCIA has strongly supported the Infrastructure Order and its guidelines for implementation, and congratulate the FCC on this important win in its laudable efforts aimed at increasing broadband deployment."
PCIA Issues Statement on News of the Death of Jay Kitchen
PCIA Issues Statement on News of the Death of Jay Kitchen
Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, issued the following statement today concerning the news of the death of Jay Kitchen, who served as CEO and President of PCIA from 1994 to 2004. He was CEO of the National Association of Business and Educational Radio (NABER) before it merged with PCIA in 1994.
"Jay Kitchen played an instrumental role in shaping the modern voice of the wireless industry in Washington. Under his watch, PCIA established itself as a leading organization representing companies that build, operate and own the nation's vital wireless infrastructure. His tireless work and dedication to this association and the entire wireless sector deserves the utmost respect and appreciation. Our thoughts are with Jay's family and friends, and to everyone who was inspired by his hard work and commitment to excellence."
PCIA CEO Jonathan Adelstein Congratulates Commissioner Rosenworcel
Alexandria, Virginia December 9, 2015 - Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, today issued the following statement in regards to the approval by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a new term on the Federal Communications Commission.
"I congratulate Commissioner Rosenworcel on her well-deserved approval by the Senate Commerce Committee for a new term with the Federal Communications Commission. I have seen her demonstrate over many years a keen understanding of the many issues before the FCC, including the vital role wireless infrastructure plays in meeting the bandwidth needs of consumers. We look forward to working with her as she continues her outstanding work to promote greater mobile broadband deployment and so many other issues on which she has worked tirelessly on behalf of consumers."
PCIA Issues Statement on News of the Death of Connie Durcsak
Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, issued the following statement today concerning the news of the death of Connie Durcsak, President and CEO of the Utilities Telecom Council and former executive with PCIA:
"We note with great sadness the death of Connie Durcsak, who served as an executive with PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association for more than a decade before being named President and CEO of the Utilities Telecom Council. Connie was a dear friend, a dedicated professional and a true leader in the wireless industry.
"Connie was instrumental to the growth and evolution of PCIA. Her many contributions, including her leadership of our HetNet Forum, cannot be overstated and will never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to Connie's family and friends, our colleagues at UTC, and to all who were touched by her extraordinary gifts."
PCIA Statement on Draft of the MOBILE NOW Act
PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association issued the following statement from President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein regarding the Senate Commerce Committee's Staff Discussion Draft of the MOBILE NOW Act:
"This draft legislation is an important step toward removing unreasonable barriers to wireless broadband investment and deployment, and requiring the federal government to auction more spectrum for commercial use. Our industry's capacity to create jobs depends in no small measure on our ability to efficiently deploy infrastructure and on making more spectrum available in a timely manner.
"PCIA commends Chairman Thune and the committee for its hard work and focus on wireless broadband. We look forward to continuing to work constructively together to create the strongest possible environment for broadband infrastructure investment."
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- Wireless Infrastructure Association Head Urges Senate Committee to Alleviate Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment
- PCIA Applauds Historic Preservation Council Move to Expedite Broadband Deployment
- PCIA Urges FCC to Include Wireless in "Advanced Telecommunications Capability" under Section 706
- Wireless Infrastructure Association Head Urges Congress to Knock Down Barriers to Broadband Network Deployment
- PCIA Endorses Rubio Bill to Expedite Deployment of Wireless Infrastructure on Federal Lands and Properties
- PCIA Submits Comments to OSHA on Workplace Safety
- PCIA and CTIA Urge Court to Reject Municipalities’ Lawsuit so That Americans Can Enjoy Better Broadband Deployment and Economic Boost
- Wireless Infrastructure Association Head Urges L.A. Mayor to Amend "Burdensome" Ordinance on Communications Facilities
- PCIA Applauds Passage of Indiana Legislation
- PCIA Hails FCC Division Name Change
- PCIA Board of Directors Elects New Officers – Wireless Infrastructure Industry Veteran “Tam” Murray to Chair
- PCIA Responds to FCC Move on 3.5 GHz
- PCIA Statement on OSHA Tower Safety Inquiry
- Former Hill Staffer and Glover Park Group Executive Matt Mandel Named PCIA Head of Legislative Affairs
- PCIA Statement on Motion to Intervene re FCC Broadband Infrastructure Order
- PCIA Statement on FCC Net Neutrality Rules
- PCIA Comments on Montgomery County Wireless Facility Siting Litigation against FCC
- PCIA’s Adelstein Lauds Joint Release of Materials to Aid Deployment of Broadband across America
- PCIA Statement on FCC's Open Internet Order
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