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NATE, Safety LMS, SBA Communications Corporation, and Wiley Host “Climb Like a Commissioner” Experience Event

Posted on: September 15, 2022 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2022

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Makes Surprise Appearance at Event; Climbs Tower with Auction Winners

(Odenton, MD) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, Safety LMS, SBA Communications Corporation, and Wiley facilitated a communications tower climbing experience on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at a tower site in Odenton, Maryland. The experience was part of a donated prize from the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation’s 31st Annual Charity Auction.

The “Climb Like a Commissioner” event consisted of an expert-guided communications tower climb for the auction prize winner participants Coleman Bazelon, Austin Lajoie, Yong Paek, Paroma Sanyal, and Ryan Taylor.

During the experience, participants had an opportunity to learn about the work that is conducted by contractors and technicians to build, maintain, and deploy communications sites and related wireless/broadband infrastructure. Participants then went through a comprehensive safety briefing and PPE equipment demonstration before conducting the actual tower climb with the certified safety trainers from Safety LMS.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr made a surprise appearance at the event and participated in a tower climb with the auction winners. Additionally, Warriors4Wireless President & CEO Kevin Kennedy was a special guest on hand at the event.

NATE would like to thank JP Jones and Cody Jones from Safety LMS, Ryan Coppola from SBA Communications Corporation, Megan Brown from Wiley, and Rachel Cohen from Guidepost Strategies who served as the primary on-site contacts at the event.


About NATE

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 industries. It is recognized as the tower industry leader in promoting safety, standards, and education. Today, the Association boasts approximately 1,160 member companies (mostly small businesses) that construct, service or maintain hundreds of thousands of communications towers and next generation networks throughout the United States and 12 other countries.


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