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  • SAC Makes Donation to Tower Family Foundation

    February 21, 2020—
    By The Editors of AGL
    SAC presented a charitable donation to the Tower Family Foundation at the NATE UNITE 2020 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Chief Field Services Officer Jonathan McKinley made the presentation before an audience of conference attendees and board members in the event’s exhibition hall. “We believe that tower crews are the backbone ... Continue »
  • NATE Unveils New Brand Logo, Tagline at NATE UNITE

    February 21, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    As part of the Association’s 25th year anniversary, NATE has unveiled a new logo and descriptor tag-line designed to honor the organization’s proud past and capture its future in the rapidly evolving communications infrastructure industry. The organization is now known as NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association. The association launched the ... Continue »
  • FCC Commissioner Carr Touts Merger Benefits for Tower Industry at NATE UNITE

    February 21, 2020—
    By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor
    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, fresh from another tower climb and sporting a gray Patagonia pullover and tan work boots, said the approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger was a big win for the wireless industry and the tower industry, in particular, during a fireside chat with NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway, ... Continue »
  • Recognizing the Need for Facial Recognition Regulation

    February 21, 2020—
    By Ernest Worthman, AWT Exec. Editor, IEEE Sr. Member
    Ern’s Perspective Chances are your face is in Department of Homeland Security’s database – mine too. I recently received some comments on one of my columns, that I had written a couple of weeks ago, around this topic. The comments were along the lines of that though there are facial images of ... Continue »
  • WIA Snags $6M DoL Apprenticeship Grant

    February 20, 2020— The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) to expand its telecom apprenticeship program. The grant is supplemented by more than $9 million in matching support from industry, including cash and in-kind contributions from WIA, PCCA, Ditch Witch, FS3, and ... Continue »
  • Utilities Defend Their Spectrum Turf at 6 GHz

    February 17, 2020—
    By Justin Pollock
    Overshadowed by attention paid to the need for RF spectrum for 5G wireless communications system development, utilities take a stand to protect mission-critical infrastructure. As the FCC turns up the heat on its many proposals for finding more radio-frequency (RF) spectrum for 5G wireless communications, one in particular has raised significant ... Continue »
  • Tower Family Foundation to host Silent Auction at NATE UNITE 2020

    February 17, 2020—
    Press Release
    The Tower Family Foundation Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with NATE UNITE 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Silent Auction will be held in the Tower Family Foundation booth (#228) during exhibit hall hours on Tuesday, February 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, February ... Continue »