WIA Applauds 9th Circuit, FCC on Grand Slam for Broadband Deployment

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) applauds the 9th Circuit’s decision today that supports broadband deployment across the country by upholding all three major Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Infrastructure Orders from 2018. 

“This decision is a grand slam for promoting 5G deployment across the country. It removes obstacles to broadband deployment and eliminates unnecessary delays,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “WIA applauds the 9th Circuit for basing its decision on the law and the facts and for affirming the FCC’s authority so that broadband infrastructure is not unreasonably impeded. WIA also applauds the FCC for its focus and diligence in promoting 5G deployment so that America can benefit from next-generation wireless services. The 2018 Orders and now this decision will provide a clearer path to 5G deployment across the country and boost America’s efforts to win the race to 5G.” 

The decision supports broadband deployment by preventing siting rules that would prohibit connectivity across the country and by providing greater access for fiber providers, increasing efficiency through One Touch Make-Ready. 


About WIA
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) represents the businesses that build, own, and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure. On the federal, state, and local levels, WIA advocates for the widespread, responsible deployment of wireless infrastructure to enable mobile broadband access for communities everywhere. 

Contact: Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac | Public Affairs Manager
703-621-0527 | Amy-Gabrielle.Bartolac@wia.org