NTCA Statement on COMPTEL’s Managerial Framework for Technology Transitions

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

Arlington, Va. (April 2, 2014) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Policy Michael Romano regarding the managerial framework for technology transitions issued by COMPTEL: 

“NTCA welcomes COMPTEL’s continued focus on ensuring that technological evolution does not become an excuse to cast aside or rewrite important rules that protect consumers and promote core statutory objectives. While the members of our organizations may not agree on every substantive policy issue raised or how certain obligations should be interpreted and implemented, we certainly agree that a well-defined regulatory backdrop that provides clear rules of the road on things like interconnection of networks is essential to the functioning of communications markets and the advancement of enduring public policy values.” 

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