FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his appointments to serve on two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups:
- The Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities working group, and
- 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 (RF) 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. Co-founder of the Women of NATE program, Allen serves on the NATE Workforce Development Group.
“Not a day goes by where I don’t hear about the labor shortage that currently exists in the industry,” Allen said. “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.
July 2, 2019