PRESS INVITATION: FCC Special Counsel to Speak at NTCA Smart Rural Community Event

Arlington, Va. (April 1, 2014) – Nearly 60 industry leaders, advocates and members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association will gather in Washington, D.C., next week to participate in a roundtable discussion, during which a white paper, “Conquering the Challenges of Broadband Adoption,” will be presented. The event will be held at The Liaison on Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, and members of the press are invited to attend portions of the program during which FCC Special Counsel for External Affairs Gigi Sohn will address attendees. 


Events open to the media are as follows: 

Wednesday, April 9

9:05 a.m. Gigi Sohn, FCC Special Counsel for External Affairs
9:30 a.m. White Paper Presentation: “Conquering the Challenges of Broadband Adoption,” NTCA Economist Rick Schadelbauer 

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 Monday, April 7. 


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