NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association was invited to participate in a roundtable event hosted today in Gulfport, Mississippi by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker. NATE Chairman Jimmy Miller and Member Services Chairwoman Jordyn Ladner from Gulfport-based MILLERCO represented the Association at the roundtable, which was held at the Mississippi Aquarium.
During the event, Secretary Raimondo and Senator Wicker addressed attendees regarding their visit to the Gulf Coast, which included a tour of a local broadband provider. Following their remarks, Secretary Raimondo and Senator Wicker facilitated an industry roundtable discussion featuring NATE, business development leaders, representatives of the Gulf Coast research, fishing, and agricultural community, local elected officials, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
“It was an honor to join Secretary Raimondo and Senator Wicker by participating in today’s roundtable,” said NATE Chairman Jimmy Miller, President of MILLERCO.
“Today’s event provided a valuable forum to shine a spotlight on the essential work that NATE’s members conduct on a daily basis deploying the wireless, broadband and public safety networks that enable connectivity in the United States. I also appreciated the opportunity to discuss the industry’s current workforce development and policy priorities with Secretary Raimondo, Senator Wicker and the other roundtable participants,” added Miller.