March 17, 2010
Chairman Julius Genachowski
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Via electronic Filing
Re: A Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket 09-51
PCIA?The Wireless Infrastructure Association congratulates you and the Commission on the
completion of the National Broadband Plan. We applaud your vision for achieving America?s
broadband future and ensuring that America?s wireless network is the world?s fastest and most
The future success of broadband will depend on continued investment and innovation in wireless
communications capabilities. As the Plan correctly recognizes, wireless broadband presents the
greatest opportunity for increased broadband competition. The wireless ecosystem that delivers
wireless broadband starts with wireless infrastructure.
Competitive neutral host wireless infrastructure providers advance competition in wireless
services by reducing the costs of and time for deployment. The Commission took an important
first step to easing barriers to this investment through its Declaratory Ruling on wireless facility
siting and should continue to remove additional barriers through further actions.
PCIA stands ready to work with the Commission, Congress, the Executive Branch, and state and
local governments to implement the Plan to achieve America?s broadband future.
Michael T. N. Fitch
President & CEO
PCIA?The Wireless Infrastructure Association
901 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314