NATE Statement on FCC Incentive Auction Milestone
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(Washington, D.C.) - The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today congratulated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and both the winning reverse and forward auction bidders involved in the FCC’s incentive auction. The FCC recently reached a major milestone as the bidding in the clock phase of the incentive auction concluded, paving the way for post-auction transition work to begin in the future.
“The closing of the bidding phase of the incentive auction is a tangible step in this process and the participants should be congratulated,” stated NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “The real transition related work has not yet started, however, and it is paramount that the wireless carriers and broadcasters involved hire only qualified contractors that are experienced and equipped to conduct the re-packing work in a safe and quality manner. NATE has many safety resources available to the industry that can help ensure that safety remains the top priority as this work commences on both broadcast and cellular towers,” added Schlekeway.
For more information on the FCC’s Incentive Auction, visit www.fcc.gov.
About National Association of Tower Erectors
National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 790 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, and Trinidad and Tobago. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.