The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) issued the following statement from President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein regarding FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s announcement of her leaving the Commission.
“Commissioner Clyburn has been an exemplary commissioner over the past eight years, including serving as the first woman to head the agency. Her undying dedication to the idea that all Americans should have broadband access will certainly be missed, as will her willingness to work collaboratively with all sides to find common ground. Commissioner Clyburn is truly committed to providing everyone with a voice in the process. She has been a great friend to me personally and to the wireless infrastructure industry. Together, we worked diligently on implementing the landmark 2014 Infrastructure Order. Her leadership on this issue will leave a lasting impact on the streamlined siting of next generation wireless networks. Although she is leaving the FCC, I know that Commissioner Clyburn will never stop fighting for the causes she is passionate about, namely ensuring that all communities – big or small, rural or urban, rich or poor – are able to reap the benefits of robust and ubiquitous broadband. Her many contributions will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations Mignon on a job well done, and I wish you all the best in the future.”