FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr recently conducted a site visit to a communications tower located in Noblesville, Indiana, which was facilitated by representatives from NATE, Crown Castle and Heartland Solutions Corporation.
During his time spent on site, Commissioner Carr visited with technicians and staff to discuss the work that is conducted on a daily basis building, maintaining and upgrading communications tower sites and related wireless infrastructure. Carr was also provided with a front row view on the equipment and PPE gear that tower technicians utilize to carry out their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
Additionally, Commissioner Carr learned about the benefits associated with the NATE STAR Initiative program from participating company Heartland Solutions Corporation. Since program’s inception, the STAR Initiative site safety audits and program documentation requirements have served to allow participants to proactively identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. These results have allowed NATE to extrapolate valuable benchmarks and tangible data from the program, while demonstrating compelling evidence that STAR member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer.
“It was an honor to have Commissioner Carr join us today at the Noblesville, Indiana, tower site to witness work being conducted safely and acknowledge the vital work that America’s tower technicians, contractors and vertical realtors are playing to enable wireless connectivity,” said Mark Fisher, owner and president of Heartland Solutions Corporation. “We appreciate the leadership role Commissioner Carr is playing at the FCC to streamline wireless infrastructure deployments, promote the expansion of rural broadband and support workforce development initiatives.”