A few months ago, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr made a bet with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher that the representative wasn’t brave enough to climb a cell tower.

The federal lawmaker proved the commissioner wrong during a stop in his district Thursday, when they both climbed a 110-foot T-Mobile cell tower in the village of Howard.

“I couldn’t back down from the dare,” said Gallagher, R-Green Bay. “I wanted to face my fears.”

Besides taking the opportunity to win a bet, the officials used their stop near Green Bay to raise awareness for broadband issues. Gallagher said the climb gave him a better understanding of “all the things we take for granted.”

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