PCIA Applauds Passage of Indiana Legislation

May 27, 2015 / Alexandria, VA – Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, issued the following statement in response to the enactment of Indiana H.B. 1318, the Wireless Telecommunications Investment Act, which Governor Mike Pence signed into law earlier this month: 

“PCIA salutes the passage of Indiana House Bill 1318, which will help increase the availability and capacity of wireless broadband services in every region of the state. PCIA applauds the cooperation between industry and municipalities, which forged a partnership to support the bill. In particular, the new law will help deploy innovative small wireless facilities by defining them using a PCIA-developed volume-based and technology-neutral methodology. This new approach will improve communications providers’ access to rights-of-way, spurring quicker and less costly deployment. The bill will also establish certainty regarding key statewide definitions and set timelines that will increase investment, thereby providing a path for Indiana’s consumers, business, and public safety entities to enjoy increased broadband coverage and capacity.”