ARLINGTON, Va. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that Leticia Latino, President and Chief Executive Officer of WIA member Neptuno, and a leader on WIA’s Innovation & Technology Council (ITC), Rikin Thakker, Vice President, Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, were appointed Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, to the new Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, or BDAC, Working Group on Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities.
“WIA is thrilled the FCC appointed Leticia Latino of WIA member Neptuno and our long-time partner Dr. Rikin Thakker to these positions. Workforce development, particularly through training and apprenticeships, is a priority that will benefit the entire wireless industry and the consumers we serve,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “We congratulate Leticia and Rikin on their well-deserved roles, and I am confident that they will lead the working group and the industry to great accomplishments for strengthening and building the industry workforce.” With Dr. Thakker’s leadership, WIA’s ITC is responsible for authoring the whitepaper “Getting Ready for 5G: Preparing a Skilled Workforce for Future Wireless Networks.”
June 13, 2019
Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, Public Affairs Manager
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