CEO Jonathan Adelstein Named Vice-Chair of FCC Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group

November 1, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA.—Today, WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein was named by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai the Vice-Chair of the newly created Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group. This working group is part of the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). 

“I am honored that Chairman Pai has chosen me to be Vice-Chair of this vital working group,” Adelstein said. “Chairman Pai has shown great leadership in working to address proactively the myriad of issues facing communications networks before, during and after emergencies – this effort is another shining example of that leadership. The wireless infrastructure industry has worked long and hard to improve the resiliency of our networks. I look forward to sharing many of these successes with the working group, as well as learning from others on how to build on the work that has been done to ensure wireless networks remain reliable when needed most. I am impressed with the breadth of experience of my colleagues on the Working Group, and the incredible background of Chairman Grasso. I would like to thank Chairman Pai and I look forward to working with the other members of the working group.”