When the COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly six months ago, the wireless infrastructure industry quickly found itself among the ranks of essential workers needed to keep the country connected during stay-at-home orders. The importance of connectivity has only increased during the intervening months as disruptions to education and business have continued and new realities around remote learning and work from home present themselves. Widespread, quality broadband wireless coverage has never been more important.
WIA is proud of all of our member companies who have continued thet work of building and maintaining the nation’s wireless networks so we can all stay connected when we can’t be together. We asked our members to submit photos of their team members working while wearing masks to demonstrate the important work the wireless infrastructure industry is doing every day, and doing it safely, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
View all of the submissions on social media using the hashtag #MembersWithMasks, or browse below!
Engineers from @VCOMMLLC are testing wireless service above ground, below ground and driving all around, all while wearing masks of course! Thanks to all of our members who are working safely while building and maintaining America’s networks! #MembersWithMasks #5G pic.twitter.com/q5nYFjCuZd
— WIA (@WIAorg) August 24, 2020
— Vapor IO (@vaporio) August 17, 2020
APC Towers President and CEO Danny C. Agresta III and his team recently celebrated the company’s 6th anniversary! The wireless infrastructure industry and our members continue to move forward safely even during the pandemic. Congrats on the milestone APC Towers! #MembersWithMasks pic.twitter.com/OLfIG8JErL
— WIA (@WIAorg) August 26, 2020
WIA members are keeping America safe and connected! @ZenFi_Networks Technical Service Managers Chris Sooklall and David LaPorte wore masks while installing network equipment in ZenFi’s Edge Colocation facility in Long Island City, NY. Thanks ZenFi! #MembersWithMasks #5G #fiber pic.twitter.com/DvR5BdCpuv
— WIA (@WIAorg) August 21, 2020
The wireless workforce continues the important work of building and maintaining America’s networks, especially during the pandemic. WIA is proud of its members like @TilsonTech Tower Foreman Scott Smith working (safely!) for broadband access. #MembersWithMasks #5G pic.twitter.com/cSpYZdtuwh
— WIA (@WIAorg) August 17, 2020
If these wireless workers carrying heavy equipment, 100 ft in the air, and suspended on a tower can wear a mask, so can you. Proud of our members doing their part to be safe and to build America’s broadband networks #WearAMask #MembersWithMasks h/t @letilatino @TilsonTech pic.twitter.com/xAI1QiGjSB
— WIA (@WIAorg) July 22, 2020
WIA is proud of its members who are building America’s networks. Thanks to the University of New Mexico @UNM for sending these photos of Technicians Rich Abeyta and Larry Cash working to keep students and staff connected! #MembersWithMasks Share your photos with WIA for a RT pic.twitter.com/2wvBx6BVJU
— WIA (@WIAorg) August 12, 2020