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NATE Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Geoffrey Starks and Reconfirmation of Brendan Carr to Serve as FCC Commissioners

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Category: NATE News

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NATE Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Geoffrey Starks and Reconfirmation of Brendan Carr to Serve as FCC Commissioners

(Washington, D.C.) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released the following statement on the United States Senate’s vote to approve the nominations of Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to serve as FCC Commissioners.

“NATE congratulates Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr on receiving affirmative confirmation and reconfirmation votes respectively,” stated Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “2019 is shaping up to be the year of 5G and NATE member companies will be in the spotlight deploying these next generation networks across the United States. With all of the critical issues related to 5G deployment, network resiliency, spectrum auctions, rural broadband, the accuracy of broadband coverage maps and public safety communications, it is critical that the FCC is back to its full complement of five Commissioners. NATE looks forward to collaborating in a bipartisan fashion with all five commissioners on the many policy and regulatory issues facing our dynamic industry,” Schlekeway added.

For more information on the FCC, visit www.fcc.gov.

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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 800  member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia,  South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.