NTCA Congratulates Reps. Blackburn, Lance on Subcommittee Leadership Positions


For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Arlington, Va., (January 6, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the selection of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) as chair and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) as vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology:

“We congratulate Representatives Blackburn and Lance on their new leadership roles and look forward to working with them to craft solutions that promote investment and innovation in rural broadband networks that have far-reaching benefits for both rural and urban America. Our members deliver the broadband platform that enables the creation of efficiencies in health care, education, agriculture, energy, and commerce, improving the quality of life for citizens across the country.”

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NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing more than 800 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.