NTCA Supports Rural Call Completion Legislation

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

Arlington, Va. (March 13, 2014) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in support of the Public Safety and Economic Security Communications Act of 2014 introduced by Sen. Tim Johnson (D–S.D.): 

“Senator Johnson is a true leader and champion for rural America, and he proved that yet again today by introducing this important piece of legislation. We have continued to see great frustration due to the inability of consumers in rural areas to receive phone calls. While the FCC has taken a number of important steps already, the problem continues—and this bill would bring least cost routers out of the shadows, help to ensure the reliability of our nation’s networks, and promote the safety and well-being of rural Americans.”

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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.