Managing Partner Christopher B. Fisher has been appointed as an industry representative to the Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force, serving in his capacity as NYSWA’s Past President and State and Local Affairs Advisor.
Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed the Upstate Cellular Coverage Task Force, consisting of industry experts, community leaders, local government officials, environmental representatives and other key stakeholders, as part of his 2019-20 executive budget to identify solutions and develop policies addressing the lack of cellular coverage in areas of need. They include rural and unserved areas of upstate New York, particularly in the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Adirondack regions.
“Today we’re leading the way forward by establishing a task force of cellular service experts, elected representatives and environmental advocates who will develop concrete policies and help to ensure service is provided and infrastructure for it is built in a sustainable way,” said Gov. Cuomo.
Chris will be serving with state officials from Empire State Development, Department of Public Safety, Department of Homeland Security, and the Adirondack Park Agency along with County officials, State Senators and Assemblymembers to develop a report for the Governor.
“On behalf of the New York State Wireless Association, I’m excited to join Governor Cuomo’s taskforce and help develop comprehensive strategies with state and municipal leaders that will stimulate the development of infrastructure needed for the public safety and economic benefits of wireless technology in the Catskill and Adirondack regions,” said Chris Fisher.
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