NYSWA News Archives

Changing Technologies and Outdated Federal Case Law — How Municipalities and Courts Continue to Impede Essential Wireless Services: Flower Hill Case Summary.

Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York held on July 29, 2022 that the Village of Flower Hill, NY (the “Village”) and its Board of Trustees (“Board”) acted within its powers under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“TCA”) when it denied the application of ExteNet, Inc. (“ExteNet”) to install … Read more

Meet Your Board – Robert Gaudioso

Robert Gaudioso has successfully litigated wireless telecommunications and public utility cases in Federal District and State courts since 1995 in his role as Partner at Snyder and Snyder, LLP. At NYSWA, he’s a lifetime member and has been serving on the board of directors as Vice President and Chairman of the Educational Committee for over … Read more

Meet Your Board – Lucia Chiocchio

Meet Lucia Chiocchio. She’s not only a partner and Vice-Chair at Cuddy & Feder’s Telecommunications Practice group, she’s also your NYSWA board secretary. Lucia has been a member of NYSWA since it was established and has served on the board of directors for five years. Here’s what she had to say about the importance of … Read more

Meet Your Board – Kristin Duffy

Kristin Duffy is AT&T’s director of legislative and external affairs. While the company is a long-standing NYSWA member, 2023 marks Kristin’s inaugural year serving on the board of directors. Kristin’s words of advice for those just starting out? “Buckle Up!” Find out why in her interview below. What drives your passion for the wireless industry? … Read more

Breathing New Life into the NYSWA Education Committee

Historically, the NYSWA Education Committee played an important role in supporting carriers with their municipal relationships by drafting objection letters and other communications. Over time, this task morphed into building event programming, identifying speakers and panelists, and designing educational events for the membership. Now, in 2023, Robert Gaudioso, NYSWA’s Education Committee Chairman, is reinvigorating the … Read more