Arvada, CO…..Bob Fifer, City of Arvada Mayor Pro Tem, has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Information Technology & Communications committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio.
As a member of the committee, Fifer will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home.
“I am excited and proud to represent Colorado and our City in Telecommunications and IT topics at the federal and national level,” stated Mayor Pro Tempure Fifer. “I am also looking forward to participating within the leadership of the National League of City's ITC Committee, which will need to address topics like broadband deployments, reliable wireless service and FirstNet impacts to our communities.” He concluded, “Arvada is viewed as a leader and mentor in the nation on these topics and I plan to continue our active participation to ensure that federal decisions and mandates don't negatively impact communities.”
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