NTCA Statement on FCC Circulation of Rural Call Completion Order

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (September 17, 2013) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Policy Michael Romano in response to the FCC’s circulation of an order seeking to address the rural call completion epidemic.

“NTCA first brought the rural call completion issue to the FCC’s attention more than two years ago, and the consumers in areas served by our members continue to suffer from this epidemic today. We are hopeful that the order being circulated will represent a significant step forward and give the FCC the tools that are needed to ensure once and for all that no American citizen or business is cut off from critical communications by bad or negligent actors.”  


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at www.ntca.org.