WIA Member Committees

Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Committee

The Regulatory and Legislative 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. WIA’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, Crown Castle, Dish, Eco-Site, Extenet, SBA, T-Mobile, TowerCo, Verizon, Vertical Bridge

State & Local Government Committee

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, Crown Castle, Eco-Site, ExteNet, SBA, Skyway Towers, T-Mobile, TowerCo, Verizon, Vertical Bridge

Federal Lands Working Group

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, Crown Castle, Eco-Site, T-Mobile, Verizon, SBA.