Regulatory Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs: Monica Gambino, Crown Castle International; Ed Roach, SBA Communications
Meets: Monthly, first Tuesday of each month from 2-3pm ET
The Regulatory Affairs Committee meets monthly to discuss federal regulatory, legislative, and judicial issues impacting infrastructure deployment and regulatory compliance with a focus on actions before the Administration, Congress, and the Federal Communications Commission. PCIA’s federally-focused advocacy is vetted through this committee, participation on which is limited to attorneys and government relations experts from carriers and infrastructure providers.
Participants: American Tower, AT&T, Branch Comm, Central States, Crown Castle, Dish, Eco-Site, Extenet, Industrial Tower, InSite, MC Management, Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm, SBA, Sprint, T-Mobile, TowerCo, Verizon, Vertical Bridge
State & Local Government Committee
Chair: Liz Hill, American Tower Corporation
Meets: Monthly, first Thursday of each month from 2-3pm ET
The State & Local Government Committee meets monthly to gather information about the status of statewide and municipal activities that affect infrastructure deployment throughout the United States, including state siting legislation, actions before public utilities commissions, and issues regarding tribal, historic preservation, and environmental review. The Committee develops educational resources for its members to use in their interactions with state and local officials, and provides a forum to discuss broader strategic initiatives. The Committee is composed of legal, zoning, and government relations experts from infrastructure providers and carriers.
Participants: American Tower, AT&T, Branch Comm, Central States, Crown Castle, Eco-Site, ExteNet, Glover Property, InSite, MC Management, SBA, Skyway Towers, Sprint, T-Mobile, TowerCo, Verizon, Vertical Bridge
Federal Legislative Affairs Committee
Meets: Biweekly, Tuesdays from 2-2:30pm ET
The Federal Legislative Affairs Committee focuses on Congress and key congressional committee activity. The Committee was formed to provide members with more information on how our issues are being discussed in Congress, what potential problems may arise, and how to better inform Congress on the importance of wireless infrastructure issues. The Committee is designed to complement the work of the existing Regulatory Affairs Committee and the State & Local Government Committee.
HetNet Advocacy Committee
Chair: Robert Millar, Crown Castle International
Meets: Monthly, first Wednesday of each month from 1-2pm ET
The HetNet Advocacy Committee meets monthly to discuss national, state and local issues affecting the efficient deployment of DAS and small cell solutions. The Committee is an active participant on a number of FCC dockets and proceedings at the state and local level. Through the Committee a number of white papers, articles, and educational materials have been developed. Participation is open to all HetNet Forum members.
Participants: ADRF; American Tower; Anziva Technologies; AT&T; Commscope; Corning; Crown Castle; Davis Wright Tremaine; Deltanode; Donohue & Sterns; ExteNet; InSite; Isotrope; Pennington Law Firm; Phillips Lytle; Porzio, Bromberg & Newman; SBA; Sprint; T-Mobile; Verizon; Vertical Bridge
Aeronautical Working Group
Chair: Paul Roberts, American Tower Corporation
Meets: Monthly, second Tuesday of each month from 3-4pm ET
The Aeronautical Working Group will take a comprehensive look at aeronautical issues before Capitol Hill, the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and other bodies and agencies concerning tower height, lighting, and marking; unmanned aerial systems; and other relevant issues to the wireless infrastructure industry.
Participants: American Tower, AT&T, Crown Castle, Eco-Site, SiteSafe, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vertical Bridge
Avian Exploration Working Group (currently inactive)
Meets: Biweekly, Wednesdays from 2-3pm ET
The Avian Exploration Working Group will take a comprehensive look at the issues related to migratory birds, nesting best practices, and other environmental assessment issues before the Federal Communications Commission, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and other state and local agencies with relevant jurisdiction as they impact the deployment of communications infrastructure.
Participants: American Tower, AT&T, Crown Castle, SBA, Sprint, T-Mobile, Vertical Bridge
Federal Lands Working Group
Meets: Weekly, Fridays from 10:00-10:30am ET
The federal government owns or administers nearly thirty percent of all land in the United States, including thousands of buildings; however, carriers and infrastructure providers currently face significant challenges when working to secure access to federal rights-of-way and buildings to deploy broadband infrastructure. The Federal Lands Working Group reviews congressional direction and executive orders, discusses current efforts and ongoing concerns, and outlines potential solutions for effectively leveraging federal property to meet national public policy and broadband deployment goals.
Participants: American Tower, AT&T, Boingo, Crown Castle, Eco-Site, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Municipal Consultant Response Working Group
Meets: Second Monday of every other month from 2-3pm ET
The Municipal Consultant Response Working Group meets bi-monthly to discuss the proliferation of municipal consultants, agents offering services related to local review and permitting processes for the placement and modification of wireless facilities. Some consultants hold themselves out as experts in zoning, telecommunications technology, engineering, and regulatory issues to convince municipalities to hire them, only to charge excessive fees to wireless industry. The Working Group keeps track of which municipalities have hired which consultants and provides a forum to develop strategies to combat them, including development of one-pagers targeted at educating municipalities.
Participants: American Tower; AT&T; Baker Donelson; Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; Corning; Crown Castle; Cuddy Feder; Hellman & Yates; Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman; Pennington Law Firm; Phillips Lytle; SBA; SGS Law Firm; T-Mobile; Troutman Sanders; Verizon; Ward and Smith; Wireless Planning, LLC