Noteworthy Women in Wireless Infrastructure – 2023

Liz Hill

VP, State and Local Government Affairs
American Tower

“My most meaningful project is the successful realization of collocation by right. What began as an idea in 2004 became a reality in 2014 with the unanimous adoption of the FCC’s 2014 Order implementing 47 USC 1455 (a). We worked as an industry to educate all the stakeholders on the benefits of collocation not just to our sector but also to the communities we serve. As a result of the changes made first to local ordinances, then state codes, then federal code, our industry was able to deploy 4G LTE service quickly and efficiently by using existing wireless infrastructure to the maximum extent possible. That deployment was the foundation for the digital mobile economy. Being a part of the regulatory changes that allowed for such transformational change was an honor.”