NTCA Comments on FCC’s Call Completion Order on Reconsideration

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Hillary Crowder, 703-351-2086, hcrowder@ntca.org 

Arlington, Va. (November 13, 2014)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the FCC’s release of its call completion order on reconsideration: 

“NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association supports the FCC’s action to finally move forward with the gathering of data to diagnose and resolve call completion issues. Call failures have plagued rural consumers and businesses for far too long. We hope that today’s order will give the commission the tools it needs to enforce its rules and ultimately deter the conduct or neglect that gives rise to such failures, so that all consumers, no matter where they live or work, can again receive reliable and high-quality long-distance voice telecommunications services.”

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