May 4, 2017 —
Jonathan Adelstein, president and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, applauded the efforts of the Senate Commerce Committee after its hearing titled “Investing in America’s Broadband Infrastructure: Exploring Ways to Reduce Barriers to Deployment,” held May 2.
“WIA commends Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and the rest of the Commerce Committee for their continued focus on many of the issues facing the widespread deployment of broadband infrastructure in communities around the country,” Adelstein said. “The Committee’s work on reducing the barriers to deploying wireless infrastructure will help ensure that the U.S. remains the global leader when it comes to mobile network innovation and deployment.”
Adelstein encourage Congres to improve access to federal lands for wireless facilities, while streamlining the permitting process. He also encouraged the Senate to pass the MOBILE NOW Act, calling it critical to removing “unreasonable barriers to wireless broadband investment and deployment.”