NTCA Applauds Confirmation of Redl to NTIA Administrator

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, kwismer@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (November 8, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in response to the Senate’s confirmation of David Redl  to serve as assistant secretary for Communications & Information at the Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):

“NTCA applauds the confirmation of David Redl to serve as NTIA Administrator. David’s deep understanding of communications policy and his background in both the private sector and on Capitol Hill will serve him and the NTIA well while he is at the helm. We are excited to continue working with him and NTIA staff to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of robust communications networks.”

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NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 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 transformative technological advancements, regulatory challenges and marketplace competition, NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks 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, e-commerce, health care, agriculture and education, and it contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year. Visit us at www.ntca.org.