WIA Statement on ACHP Amendment to Program Comment

ARLINGTON, Va. – Please attribute the following statement to WIA President and CEO Patrick Halley.

“All wireless deployments start with a permitting application, but too often our enhanced connectivity goals are quickly ensnared in red tape. That’s why WIA applauds the NTIA and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for developing commonsense rules that will expedite broadband deployment while respecting historically significant areas.  By amending the National Program Comment to apply across the federal ecosystem, these agencies have taken a critical step today for increasing predictability in federal broadband permitting. This collaborative effort represents the kind of action we need to hasten broadband deployment by ensuring our permitting policies are more predictable, proportionate, and transparent across the board.”