How fast, reliable connectivity will advance the Greater Washington Area

Cathy Piche, East Area President at Crown Castle, published a guest post with the Greater Washington Board of Trade, stating “Crown Castle applauds the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area for collaborating to shape and advance the smart region plan.” Piche noted that “Crown Castle looks forward to working with local leaders and stakeholders to prioritize the deployment of fiber optics and small cells solutions and better connect the Capital Region.”

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