Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his appointments to serve on two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups: (1) the Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities working group, and (2) the Increasing Broadband Investment in Low-Income Communities working group.
Miranda Allen, CEO of NATE member company RSI Corp of Kowa, Kansas, has been selected to serve as the Association’s Representative on the Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities working group. RSI Corp is a national company which specializes in radiofrequency radiation and telecom safety.
Through her work with RSI and her previous experience with Hewlett Packard and the United States Army, Allen is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert on RF radiation compliance and generational diversity and inclusion.
Allen has worked substantially for over a decade with NATE. During this time, she co-founded the Women of NATE program and also currently serves on the NATE Workforce Development Group. Additionally, she has been selected numerous times to conduct RF training sessions at the Association’s Annual Conference NATE UNITE. Allen also is a featured speaker through the NATE Wireless Industry Network Speakers Bureau program.
“Not a day goes by where I don’t hear about the labor shortage that currently exists in the industry,” stated Allen.
“Companies in the industry need qualified workers now more than ever to conduct major activities such as 5G deployment, the broadcast repack transition, FirstNet public safety build-outs and broadband infrastructure and fiber installations to rural and underserved areas. NATE has been diligently working on implementing strategic workforce development initiatives and outreach to ensure we meet robust deployment goals and this BDAC working group provides a mechanism to collaborate with other industry stakeholders to help move the needle from a workforce perspective. It is an honor to serve NATE and its membership in developing strategies and solutions to meet workforce demand,” added Allen.
The BDAC is organized under, and operates in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The BDAC’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed Internet access.
BDAC member Leticia Latino, CEO of NATE member company Neptuno USA Corp, has been appointed Chair of the Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities Working Group. In May of 2019, Latino participated in the inaugural NATE Member Congressional Fly-In event in Washington, D.C. to help promote the industry’s workforce development priorities with lawmakers and their respective policy staff members.
For more information on the BDAC working group rosters, visit the following link: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-615A1.docx. To learn more about NATE, visit www.natehome.com.