‘Packed Landscape’ of Wireless Policy Initiatives Includes Small Cell Streamlining, Spectrum Allocations

The wireless industry is experiencing perhaps the most active policy agenda in its history, Jonathan Adelstein, president and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, said during a webinar presented by the City Networks Task Force Aug. 16. Adelstein and Doug Dimitroff, a partner at Phill...
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Wireless Industry Leaders Share Views on Legislative Developments Impacting Community Networks

Developments at the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House could have a dramatic impact on the wireless industry as networks evolve to 5G and connected smart-city applications emerge. The City Networks Task Force, a joint venture of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (W...
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WIA Applauds FCC’s Decision to Free Up Thousands of ‘Twilight Towers’ to Enhance Nation’s Mobile Networks

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) applauded the unanimous decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to request that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) adopt the Twilight Towers Draft Program Comment. Twilight Towers are a group of macro communications towe...
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FCC, NATOA to host DAS Workshop on May 3

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) plan to hold a workshop  on Distributed Antenna Solutions and small cells. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 3 at th...
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PCIA statement on U.S. court of Appeals ruling in favor of FCC authority

Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, issued the following statement after the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding wireless facility siting and affirming the Federal Communications Commission was within its legal...
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FCC to address Broadband Acceleration NPRM during Oct. 17 open meeting

The FCC released the tentative agenda for its October 17, 2014 open meeting. It includes an item on the Broadband Acceleration NPRM: Concurrently, Chairman Tom Wheeler released a blog post, Meeting the Mobile Moment, which previews the order and notes that it the order is now on circulation with the...
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Sen. Rubio announces legislative agenda for wireless

In an event at DC tech incubator 1776, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unveiled his legislative plan for wireless, including a standalone bill to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure. After outlining his agenda for reallocating spectrum and expanding Wi-Fi, he said that neither goal can be ac...
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PCIA CEO Adelstein honored with MMTC's top award

Congratulations to PCIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein, who was honored by the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council's Everett C. Parker Lifetime Achievement Award. Adelstein, a former FCC commissioner, shared the honor with Robert McDowell, who also is a for...
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PCIA and The DAS Forum file comments on 3.5 GHz proceeding

PCIA and The DAS Forum filed comments in the FCC’s Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band (GN Docket No. 12-354). Among other things, PCIA and The DAS Forum said that if the FCC adopts a Citizen’s Broadband Service with a priority acce...
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