PCIA Statement on Supreme Court T-Mobile v. City of Roswell Siting Case

January 14, 2015 / Alexandria, VA – Jonathan Adelstein, the President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, issued this statement in response to the January 14 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the T-Mobile v. City of Roswell siting case.

“PCIA is pleased that the United States Supreme Court agrees with our assessment that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires localities to provide clear, written reasons when applications to build wireless facilities are denied. Today’s decision in T-Mobile v. Roswell vindicates PCIA’s conviction that wireless providers must be informed in a clear-cut and timely manner when siting applications are turned down. In reversing and remanding the Eleventh Circuit’s incorrect holding, PCIA applauds the Supreme Court for recognizing that the City of Roswell had not complied with its statutory obligation to inform PCIA member T-Mobile of its rationale for denying a siting application. PCIA is gratified that the Court has once again handed down a decision that will help the industry build out broadband networks across the country. On the heels of today’s decision, PCIA will continue to alleviate burdens on wireless broadband build-out wherever they may be.”