PRESS INVITATION: FCC, FTC Commissioners to Speak at NTCA Policy Summit

Arlington, Va. (October 21, 2014)—Nearly 80 members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association will gather in Washington, D.C., next week to participate in the association’s first Telecom Executive Policy Summit (TEPS) during which FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly will share ideas and provide an outlook on U.S. communications policy in the coming years. Maureen Ohlhausen, a commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission, will also give an overview of her agency’s top priorities. 

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, and members of the press are invited to attend the O’Rielly and Ohlhausen portions of the program. 

Events open to the media are as follows: 

Monday, October 27

10:45 a.m. Michael O’Rielly, FCC Commissioner
11:15 a.m. Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC Commissioner 

Please note: Events following these speeches are for NTCA members only and are closed to press. 

Members of the press wishing to attend these sessions must RSVP to NTCA Communications Manager Hillary Crowder at 703-351-2086 or by Friday, October 24. 


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