Pennsylvania Wireless Association

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10th Anniversary Kick Off Social

January 29th 6pm - 10 pm

Boat House Row, Philadelphia


@ the Vesper Boat House: 10 Boat House Row, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday January 29th, 2015 6pm-10pm
The Pennsylvania Wireless Association is excited to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. We have planned a year full of exciting events to commemorate a decade full of success thanks in no small part to our PWA Members.
To start the year off right, we have booked the Vesper Boat House on Boat House Row in Philadelphia! Boat House Row is a one of the most iconic images of Philadelphia and the perfect location to celebrate such a tremendous accomplishment. We will be providing Cocktails and Appetizers to all as we take a look back at all that we have done, while enjoying the view down the Schuylkill River!

TITLE SPONSOR  $750    

includes 6 passes, Title logo, website/banner, podium


EVENT SPONSOR   $500

includes 3 passes, Website/Banner, Podium



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10th Anniversary Membership Contest!

Attention all members. To commemorate our 10th anniversary we are asking each member to bring in 10 more over the course of the year.  It's an easy sell.  A) It's free to join.  B) Not only do we offer great, fun events that contribute to great causes (we have raised $150,000 over the decade for the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital alone!) and provide networking opportunities but our educational events are informative and insightful (like 2014's DAS Tour of Citizen's Bank Park).  C) we stay on top of and lobby our state legislature on issues affecting the wireless community.  So, yes, it's an easy sell.
But let's sweeten the pot!  Everyone who brings in 10 new members gets a free PWA sweatshirt (we haven't designed it yet but it will be awesome) with the top recruiter getting a grand prize and much praise. 
Don't know if someone is a member?  Check here.  http://pawireless.org/resources/aretheyamember.html
Otherwise just have them log into our sign-up page http://pawireless.org/joinpwa.html and make sure they list you as the source.  We'll keep track. 
We are the fastest growing and most active state wireless association in the PCIA family.  Let's make our 10th year our best!

PWA Golf Outing 2014 Earns $19,500 for PSU Children's Hospital...and $148K over the last 9 years!


GOLF OUTING 2014 details of winners and photos.

see pics of all the foursomes! 


The Pennsylvania Wireless Association, Inc. ("PWA") is comprised of members of all sectors of the wireless industry. These individuals are committed to educating customers and public officials about our industry and the critical role it plays in Pennsylvania.  Our goal is to cultivate relationships between the various members of the industry and the local communities they serve to help ensure the continued growth and development of our industry.

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PA LEGISLATION NEWS

Collocation Bill is signed into law Oct 24th
 
Senate Bill 1345 – Act providing for streamlined procedures for reviewing applications for the modification or collocation of wireless communications facilities and wireless support structures.
 

Legislation Update

The Pennsylvania Wireless Association and PCIA – the Wireless Infrastructure Association have been busy working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to enact streamlined procedures for the municipal review of the modification and collocation of wireless communication facilities. Specifically, Senate Bill No. 1345, sponsored by Senator Mike Folmer was introduced to the Senate on November 22, 2011 and is currently under review by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Additionally House Bill No. 2061, sponsored by Representative Robert W. Godshall was introduced to the House on December 7, 2011 and is currently under review by the Committee on Consumer Affairs.

Jonathan Campbell, Director of Government Affairs for PCIA along with Nick Limberopoulos from Crown Castle and Adrian Berezowsky from IVI Telecom Services, Inc., representing PWA traveled to Harrisburg on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 in order to meet with Fred Sembach, Chief of Staff for Senator Folmer and later with Amanda Rumsey, Counsel for the House Consumer Affairs Committee. The purpose of these meetings was to formally introduce PCIA and PWA to the bill sponsors and to provide preliminary comments and concerns regarding the bills. The main topic of discussion was the recent Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which includes federal collocation by right language of which neither Mr. Sembach nor Ms. Rumsey was yet aware. PCIA and PWA also suggested the possibility of strengthening the federal legislation through the state version and discussed methods of doing same.

The recent state legislation was proposed only after an extensive study by the Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee, titled “Cell Phone Service in Pennsylvania” which was released in November 2008. PCIA & PWA along with various carriers providing service in PA were also consulting parties to this report and were able to provide important industry input. The current bills are scheduled for committee hearings on March 29th (House) and May 2nd (Senate). PCIA and PWA will be testifying along with other industry reps at this time and will continue to assist in the enactment of legislation which will hopefully make the municipal review of modifications and collocations in Pennsylvania less time consuming and costly going forward.

For further information please email Adrian Berezowsky (Adrian.berezowsky@ivi-intl.com)


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