NATE Facilitates Tower Site Visit with Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis


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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, NATE’s Wireless Industry Network, Tower Systems, Inc. and Pinellas County Department of Safety and Emergency Services on Thursday facilitated an opportunity for Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) to conduct a communications tower site visit in Tarpon Springs, FL.

During the site visit, Bilirakis toured the communications tower compound with event participants and learned about the work that is conducted daily building, maintaining and deploying communications sites and related wireless/broadband infrastructure. He also experienced first-hand the harness and personal protective equipment gear that tower technicians use to carry out their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.

The Congressman was also provided with an opportunity to hear directly from representatives of Pinellas County Department of Safety and Emergency Services regarding the vital emergency services connectivity they enable for first responders, law enforcement and fire department personnel in the county. The event provided an invaluable forum for Bilirakis to discuss his legislative priorities given that he serves on the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which has extensive jurisdiction over many of the issues impacting the industry.

NATE Wireless Industry Network Florida State Liaison Lesley Liarikos from Tower Systems, Inc. and Donna Beim from Pinellas County Department of Safety and Emergency Services were the primary on-site contacts at the event.

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