Broadband internet is closely aligned with economic growth and development, education, and healthcare. The Internet has changed how we work and live from "smart" thermostats in our homes controlled by our phones to "smart" systems managing major infrastructure in condominium buildings.
CAI members support the deployment of broadband wireline and wireless communications infrastructure. CAI advocates that broadband infrastructure development involving association-owned or controlled assets be undertaken in coordination with association leadership and that no federal legislative or regulatory action be taken to impair the rights of associations by unreasonably limiting local government permitting processes or private property rights.
CAI continues to monitor this issue and file comment letters with the FCC based on the imput recieved from members. You can view this letters in the Related Documents section on the right of this page.
CAI opposes federal legislation or regulation that restricts a community association from requiring prior approval of amateur radio broadcasting infrastructure to ensure external radio towers and antennas are reasonably sized and placed, do not constitute a legitimate safety hazard, and reasonably reflect the aesthetic character of the community.
Currently, it is common practice for community associations to provide HAM radio operator clubs a temporary space to set-up during a local disaster.
In the U.S., there are approximately 700,000 amateur radio operators and approximately 68 million residents living in community associations. According to a CAI survey: