NTCA Congratulates Small and Rural Spectrum Auction Winners

For Immediate Release
Contact:Laura Withers, (703) 351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (April 13, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today congratulated the many small and rural carriers that won bids in the FCC’s wireless spectrum incentive auction, including more than two dozen bidders that leveraged the rural credit that NTCA advocated to obtain.

“This showing demonstrates the commitment that rural telecommunications providers have to provide state-of-the-art communications services for the benefit of the communities they serve, and highlights the benefits of the FCC’s decision to establish a rural bidding credit for this auction so that those most interested in finding innovative solutions to serve rural markets have at least a better opportunity to do so,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “We congratulate all of today’s winners, including many NTCA members, and look forward to continuing to work with the commission to bring more advanced communications options to rural communities.”

A full list of winning bids is available here

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