NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and member companies Crown Castle, MILLENNIA Contracting, Inc., and Network Building + Consulting today facilitated an opportunity for Congressman Rob Wittman to conduct a communications tower site visit in the First Congressional District of Virginia.
During the site visit, Congressman Wittman toured a 283-foot, self-supporting Crown Castle communications tower and compound with event participants to learn about the work conducted daily by vertical real estate companies, contractors, and technicians to build, maintain, and deploy communications sites and related wireless/broadband infrastructure.
Congressman Wittman also spoke with event participants about the industry’s workforce development initiatives, training and safety protocols, and legislative and regulatory priorities.
Additionally, the event provided an invaluable forum for Congressman Wittman to discuss the importance of broadband connectivity to Virginia’s First District and his overall legislative priorities in the 118th Congress.
“Accessible and reliable broadband has the potential to revolutionize the way First District families live their lives,” said Congressman Rob Wittman. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have met with NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and the member companies today to see the incredible work they are doing to advance wireless communications and broadband structures for rural Virginians. Ensuring those I represent have access to important wireless resources like telehealth and online education remains one of my top priorities in Congress, and I look forward to our continued efforts in expanding this important service throughout the First District.”
“We were honored to have Congressman Wittman visit our tower today,” said Owen Deneny, Crown Castle Vice President of Construction Services. “Towers are an essential component of communications infrastructure that allows Virginians to connect to public safety services, virtual doctor’s appointments and remove working and learning.”