FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2021
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER DOUGLAS W. DIMITROFF TO SERVE AS A MODERATOR AT VIRTUAL WIA CONNECT (X): ALL ACCESS POLICY SUMMIT
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Douglas W. Dimitroff will serve as a moderator for the virtual Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) Connect (X): All Access Policy Summit. The virtual event will be held Tuesday, February 23 through Thursday, February 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day.
Mr. Dimitroff will moderate the panel titled, “The 5G Workforce and Registered Apprenticeship: Turning Training from a Cost into a Competitive Advantage.” The panel will take place on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. and is sponsored by Phillips Lytle LLP.
Panel description: The advanced networks required for the 21st century cannot be built without a properly skilled workforce. Today, the United States does not have the skilled and trained workforce needed by all stakeholders in the 5G ecosystem to meet the needs of network operators and their site development partners. Learn more about the WIA’s apprentice program and workforce development initiatives – a joint venture between the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government, and WIA’s unique training and educational center.
Mr. Dimitroff focuses in the areas of commercial real estate and telecommunications law. He has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications matters, representing leading telecommunications carriers, infrastructure providers and numerous other clients involved in the telecommunications industry. His representation has included transactional and litigation matters – such as permitting for wireless telecommunication carriers, tower owners and developers – and site leasing work, site development, and asset sales and purchases throughout the U.S. He has particular expertise in distributed antenna system (DAS) and other small cell networks, where he is involved with both business and regulatory aspects. Mr. Dimitroff is a board member and founder of the New York State Wireless Association.