NTCA Partners with NRTC for IP Possibilities Conference & Expo

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Hillary Crowder, 703-351-2086, hcrowder@ntca.org
Contact: Chris Martin, 703-787-7288, CMartin@nrtc.coop 

Arlington, Va. (December 4, 2014)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today announced a new partnership with the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) to produce the 2015 IP Possibilities Conference & Expo, April 14–16, 2015, in Denver, Colo., which will bring together innovators from leading rural service providers to exchange ideas and make connections as they transition to an all-IP network.

The partnership builds on the organizations’ shared commitment to bring their members opportunities to thrive in today’s IP-enabled world. Conference attendees will evaluate new technologies, identify lessons-learned from current IP deployments, collaborate with manufacturers and service providers on next generation solutions and network face-to-face with industry experts and fellow rural providers. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with NRTC to deliver this very timely opportunity for rural service providers to share ideas and collaborate on best practices as they navigate the ongoing IP transition,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “NRTC has a long record of providing its rural telco and electric members with IP-enabled business solutions that help them stay on the cutting edge and we are thrilled to bring that expertise to the IP Possibilities program.” 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with NTCA on IP Possibilities,” said NRTC Chief Executive Officer Tim Bryan. “We’ve long-recognized this as the premier Internet-focused event for our members, which is a testament to NTCA’s leadership, vision and member focus. We look forward to working with NTCA staff to maximize the meeting’s value through collaboration.”      

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About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association
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.
 

About NRTC
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. NRTC provides products and services developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, such as high-speed Internet access via satellite, full service Internet access and support, integrated smart grid technologies and energy efficiency solutions, wireless technologies, long distance programs, mobile phone service, IP backbone services and programming distribution rights for video providers. NRTC is driven by our members' commitment to provide their communities with innovative telecommunications solutions and a vision for continued viability. NRTC helps ensure our members' success by aggregating their individual buying power, negotiating national contracts, and supporting business solutions which expand their service offerings. Visit us at www.nrtc.coop.