President and CEO
PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association, and former FCC Commissioner
|Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Recently leaving government work for the private sector, Adelstein is now president and CEO of PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association, the trade association for the telecommunications infrastructure industry that includes companies such as AT&T and Verizon. PCIA provides expertise and support in the areas of advocacy, communications, events and educations to its members: the carriers, infrastructure providers and professional services firms that own and manage more than 130,000 telecommunications facilities throughout the world.
Adelstein previously served as the 17th Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service, a position to which he was appointed to by President Barack Obama. Adelstein also previously served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from 2002 to 2009.
Adelstein will kick off The Super Wi-Fi Summit with an opening keynote address on 'Investing in America's Wireless Future,' discussing the role of Super Wi-Fi, and other unlicensed spectrum options, as important components of the Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) that must be built to fulfill policymakers' wireless broadband goals. Adelstein will explore the policies needed to ensure the country remains a leader in the wireless innovation and deployment.