The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) released the following statement from Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, regarding the confirmation of Ajit Pai as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
“We congratulate Chairman Pai on his confirmation. He has proven himself an effective leader and a strong champion of the responsible deployment of wireless broadband networks. He has advocated for pole attachment rule reform, improved siting on federal lands, ‘dig-once’ policies, and tightened shot clocks that will help ensure high-speed broadband infrastructure gets deployed quickly and efficiently. He has a record of supporting policies that have translated into very tangible benefits for communities throughout the country. Under his leadership, the FCC will continue to encourage more investment in building the wireless networks we all need.
“WIA and our members are also encouraged that Chairman Pai truly appreciates the fact that wireless infrastructure provides the foundation for the communications networks that deliver the innovative and often life-altering mobile applications so many of us depend on each day.”