NTCA Statement on Re-election of President Obama and Congressional Leadership Changes


For Immediate Release


Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2086, lwithers@ntca.org
               Wendy Mann, 703-351-2087, wmann@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (November 7, 2012) – The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the re-election of President Barack Obama and leadership changes in the House and Senate.

“I congratulate President Obama and all of the victorious House and Senate candidates on their successful bids for public office. With a second term secured, we look forward to President Obama and his administration redoubling efforts to move our country forward by embracing policies that both innovate and build upon proven track records to create jobs and grow our economy. Technology is key in our continued economic recovery, but this recovery will succeed only if we ensure that all Americans can participate through access to affordable, high-quality communications services. As we embark on the next four years, I urge policymakers to seek innovative and practical solutions that recognize the significance of universal broadband access to our country and to reject initiatives that both trade off services in rural areas and depend upon untested and experimental measures, or that undermine the efforts of small telecom providers that have taken the lead in deploying rural broadband.”

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