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DCEx Explores Field of Wireless Infrastructure

Posted on Thursday 3/30/2017
Students hear from D. Zachary Champ L’10

The DC Externship Program had the opportunity learn about wireless infrastructure and how the wireless world works from D. Zachary Champ L’10 who is currently working for the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA).

D. Zachary Champ is Director, Government Affairs, for WIA where he coordinates and executes the association’s government relations activities with Congress, the FCC and other federal agencies, state legislatures, and local governments. WIA strives to achieve reasonable wireless facility siting solutions across the country in order to facilitate the delivery of the wireless services that users demand.

The participants had an in-depth conversation with Champ on the importance of wireless infrastructure and his personal experiences with WIA. He explained how wireless infrastructure worked and the role that he plays working for a trade association. The discussion focused on the relationship between the government and the private sector in the wireless world. Champ was also able to highlight his dual-degree experience at Syracuse University. He spoke about how getting a J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs helped to shape his path to WIA.