Lucia Chiocchio, Partner, Chair of the Land Use, Zoning & Development Group and Co-Chair of the Telecommunications Group, was selected by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) along with 31 other noteworthy women of the wireless infrastructure industry. Each year, to celebrate Women’s History month in March, WIA honors and celebrates the industry’s foremost female leaders and influencers by sharing their stories of building their careers in wireless and their perspectives on how to bring more women into the industry and help them advance their careers. This year, WIA asked women of the wireless infrastructure industry to share one of their most memorable achievements during their career.

Lucia shared one of her most memorable and meaningful recent achievements involving the approval of a new wireless tower facility designed as a monopine in Connecticut.

“The facility would remedy a long-standing coverage gap in a mostly residential neighborhood that included a private school that had virtually no wireless service,” Lucia said. “Even though the facility would allow reliable wireless service and important public-safety communications, the neighborhood launched a strong opposition campaign based on perceived health effects and unsubstantiated concerns about visual impacts.”

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