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NATE Statement on Reintroduction of Airwaves Act

Posted on: July 29, 2019 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:                                                                   

July 29, 2019                                                                                          

   NATE Statement on Reintroduction of Airwaves Act

(Washington, D.C.) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released the following statement on the reintroduction of the bipartisan Airwaves Act in the United States Senate:

“NATE applauds the bipartisan leadership of Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in reintroducing the Airwaves Act in the U.S. Senate,” said Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “Industry access to spectrum ultimately equates to more deployment opportunities for NATE member companies and the Airwaves Act will serve to free up additional licensed and unlicensed spectrum for commercial use. Additionally, NATE appreciates the provision in the legislation that requires 10 percent of all of spectrum auctions proceeds to go directly to fund wireless broadband infrastructure buildouts in rural and underserved areas of the country as this will provide a needed boost to help close the digital divide,” added Schlekeway.

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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 900 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


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