Wireless Tower News - May 2016
Milestone Partners with AASA
Milestone has teamed with The School Superintendents Association (AASA) as part of AASA's School Solutions Center partnership program. The School Solutions Center provides high quality solutions aimed at improving student achievement and lowering operational costs whenever possible for AASA member districts. The companies that become School Solutions Center partners help schools save money, raise money and improve student performance. 

Hopecam 5K 2016 raises $40,000!
A rainy, cold day in Reston, VA didn't dampen the spirits of this year's Hopecam 5K participants. Despite the weather, more than 400 racers turned out and raised over $40,000 to help children with cancer.

Runners brave the elements and cross the Hopecam 5K starting line!

Ben, a Hopecam child, greeted the crowd before the race and talked about his experience. His Hopecam tablet allowed him to keep contact with his classmates, and even participate in events like historical dress-up day. Ben has now returned to school.

This year had a record turnout of children participating, along with some huge corporate teams like Team Cooley and Booz Allen Hamilton. Many thanks to all those who attended and helped make this event possible, and we hope to see you again next year.

More about Hopecam >>
Notice a Slight Logo Change?
Milestone is celebrating our 15th year of partnering with the public sector to build wireless infrastructure! Our "15 Years" logo will be featured throughout the year and there will be more festivities announced soon. See the logo on our website and social media pages.
Milestone Brings the Kids to Work!
A Milestone child receives a tattoo.
Milestone participated in Bring Your Child to Work Day this year. Held in late April, this fun-filled day included a doughnut breakfast, a team-building event in which the kids built cell towers out of Legos, pizza and a movie, and booths and activities like face painting, tattoos and a stilts walker. Milestone team members did get some work done, as part of the day included "on the job" time with the parents! 
Milestone Upcoming Sponsorships
Milestone will sponsor the opening general session at the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Annual Summer Conference, June 8 - 10, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, FL. Len Forkas, Milestone president, will be the keynote speaker at the event on the topic of Mission Driven Teams.

Also on June 8, Milestone will be sponsoring
the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Honors, recognizing the greatest achievements in education. At this event, Milestone will be specifically sponsoring the Outstanding 1st Year Principal Award. We are honored to partner with these organizations.

Project Updates
The wireless tower at the Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) has been completed. We've been keeping you posted on this project's progress, from the initial foundation to the lighting. It's now complete! Read more >>

Completed tower at Frederick County PSTF.

Additional updates: New site construction is scheduled to begin this month at both Keen Mill Substation in Burke, VA and Parkside High School in Salisbury, MD.
Len Forkas at UTC
Milestone President, Len Forkas, spoke at the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) Annual Conference held May 3-5, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. His talk was part of a session entitled Monetize Your Infrastructure Successfully through Leasing Arrangements with Communications Service Providers.

Len discussed the opportunities for utilities that are considering offering wireless collocation and illustrated benefits of sharing towers with communications providers. 

Len's article, Substation Towers: The Next Revenue Opportunity for Utility Companies appeared in the 4th Quarter 2015 UTC Journal.

For more information on Milestone's work with utility companies, visit the Utilities section of our website.
New Carrier Map
Milestone has launched a new series of printed marketing collateral featuring maps of tower and raw land locations in the Mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas and Florida. It's the printed version of our online locations tool!

Downloadable PDFs will soon be available on our website.