PCIA Statement on Oral Arguments in T-Mobile SCOTUS Case

November 10, 2014 / Alexandria, VA – Jonathan Adelstein, President & Chief Executive Officer of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, released the following statement regarding the oral arguments presented November 10 to the U.S. Supreme Court on the T-Mobile South wireless infrastructure siting case against the city of Roswell, Georgia:

“PCIA, through its amicus brief and continued advocacy, is proud to spearhead a coalition of wireless infrastructure proponents that today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that could jeopardize the deployment of critically needed wireless networks. As we emphasized in our brief, the lower court’s incorrect interpretation of the vital federal interest in removing barriers to infrastructure investment could – if left unchecked – allow localities to issue siting denials without any accompanying explanation, thus preventing applicants from receiving a final decision on wireless siting applications in the ‘expedited’ manner the statute commands.

Without the ability to deploy infrastructure quickly and where needed, America’s wireless companies and infrastructure providers cannot effectively meet the nation’s broadband deployment goals and satisfy rapidly rising consumer demand.

As PCIA and its allies have said from the inception of this case, the Court should follow the majority approach and reverse the lower court’s decision.”