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 authority to interpret legal terms designed to streamline deployment of wireless broadband. PCIA filed a brief in support of the FCC in the lawsuit brought on by Montgomery County, MD., and other communities, earlier this year.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of this case because it will promote the widespread deployment of mobile broadband in Montgomery County and other communities around the country. The wireless infrastructure industry wants to reduce or eliminate, whenever possible, unreasonable obstacles to all communities tapping into the extraordinary economic and technological potential of wireless broadband. We were proud to partner with CTIA to make this victory possible. We look forward to our continued work with municipalities to meet their constituents’ growing demand for wireless data. PCIA has strongly supported the Infrastructure Order and its guidelines for implementation, and congratulate the FCC on this important win in its laudable efforts aimed at increasing broadband deployment."