Premier Communications hosts Carr

Sunday, June 10, 2018
(Photo Contributed) FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Premier CEO Doug Boone, Premier COO Ryan Boone, and representatives from Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Steve King’s office recently visited a Premier Communications fiber optic installation site located in rural Westfield.

SIOUX CENTER — On May 30, Premier Communications hosted FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr in northwest Iowa.

“I’m grateful Commissioner Carr joined us in northwest Iowa yesterday to get a first-hand look at our broadband infrastructure,” said Doug Boone, CEO of Premier Communications. “Today’s visit underscored the importance of continued investment in our broadband and technology infrastructure and how critical it is to have a robust fiber network that can handle the technology needs of the future.”

Carr and representatives from Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Joni Ernst’s offices along with representatives from Congressman Steve King’s office visited several locations throughout northwest Iowa. They toured Premier’s main office and a fiber construction site to experience a hands-on demonstration of Fiber Optic facility placement and the ground boring process, further emphasizing the complexity and importance of broadband access in rural communities.

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on Aug. 3, 2017. He was sworn into office on Aug. 11, 2017.

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