Introducing ‘Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield’



For Immediate Release
Contact: Hillary Crowder, 703-351-2086,

 Arlington, Va., (March 11, 2014) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association has introduced a new video series, “Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield.ˮ The series features interviews between NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield and policy, telecom industry and technology leaders who are working to drive the rural broadband industry forward.

In the first episode, Bloomfield sits down with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Emerson to discuss ways to add value and promote opportunities to improve the lives of rural Americans. Additional episodes will be added this spring and fall.

For more information about “Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield” visit or visit the NTCA YouTube channel. 


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