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NATE Welcomes Committee Action on Next Generation Telecommunications Act

Posted on: March 22, 2022 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2022

NATE Welcomes Committee Action on Next Generation Telecommunications Act

(Washington, D.C.) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association commends the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation for voting to advance S. 3014, the Next Generation Telecommunications Act.

NATE endorsed the bipartisan Next Generation Telecommunications Act which was introduced by Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV), Wicker (R-MS), Schumer (D-NY), and Thune (R-SD). This legislation would establish a bipartisan, multi-agency, private sector telecommunications council to advise Congress on 6G advancements and other advanced wireless communications technologies. The council would develop a national telecommunications strategy, ensure the U.S. is leading the way with broadband expansion, improve the telecommunications workforce, and ensure that telecommunications networks and supply chains are resilient and secure.

“NATE commends the Senate Commerce Committee for advancing this important legislation. With the recent federal coordination issues related to spectrum critical to 5G networks, it’s clear that we need better collaboration and communications amongst federal agencies charged with advancing our telecommunications capabilities,” said Todd Washam, NATE Director of Government Relations and Wireless Industry Network. “We look forward to the Next Generation Telecommunications Act advancing through the legislative process.” 

“It was great to participate in NATE’s Board of Directors’ advocacy day in Washington, D.C. in November 2021 and advocate for this important legislation. I am pleased that my home-state Senator, Mr. Wicker, helped introduce this bipartisan legislation and has continually been a leader supporting NATE’s legislative and regulatory priorities,” said Jimmy Miller, NATE Chairman of the Board and President of MILLERCO, Gulfport, Mississippi. 


About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,120 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit

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