FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr visited Arkansas infrastructure providers last week while attending the state’s Connectivity Summit. Among his stops, Carr visited PerfectVision Headquarters in Little Rock and was able to participate in a demonstration of the company’s patented First Responder Safety Trip designed to protect first responders and the public at the scene of an accident where small cell antennas are present.
Carr also met with PerfectVision’s CEO Daryl Miller, COO Lindsey Williamson and other team members along with several industry partners to discuss infrastructure funding, building the last mile in rural broadband, workforce challenges and supply chain obstacles in telecom.
The Roundtable consisted of: Josh Reynolds, Senior Director, Tower and Small Cells at Boingo Wireless; Elizabeth Bowels, CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications; Todd Williams, President and CEO of CMS Wireless and Paul St.Clair, Director, Federal Government Affairs for Windstream. The roundtable was moderated by PerfectVision’s George Kerstetter.
Carr said his perspective on advancing the workforce rethinks the traditional recruiting methods from trade and technical schools and takes a direct approach to training graduating seniors through immediate career paths. When discussing rural broadband initiatives, Carr said he sees putting to use all technology available to streamline and expedite completion of last-mile builds.