PCIA Statement on FCC Placing Infrastructure NPRM on Tentative Agenda for Oct. 17 Open Meeting

September 26, 2014 / Alexandria, VA  – PCIA President & CEO Jonathan Adelstein released the following statement in response to the announcement of a wireless infrastructure item on the Federal Communications Commission’s October 17 open meeting agenda: 

“PCIA is thrilled that FCC leadership and staff continues its critical work to streamline the rules and regulations surrounding the much-need expansion and upgrading of America’s wireless infrastructure this fall. PCIA has long advocated for this streamlining, particularly on issues related to the collocation of communications infrastructure, quickened review processes, and modernizing policies to account for new technologies like distributed antenna systems and small cells. The U.S. has no bigger economic or technological priority than ensuring that our wireless broadband networks meet rising consumer demand and remain globally competitive. We’re confident that the FCC will adopt rules that mitigate regulatory red tape and facilitate the construction of a world-class wireless infrastructure.

“As Chairman Wheeler noted, ‘High-speed mobile broadband requires high-speed broadband buildout.’ PCIA couldn’t agree more and looks forward to a final order.”