NTCA Statement on Nomination of Brendan Carr as FCC Commissioner

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

Arlington, Va. (June 29, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding Brendan Carr’s nomination as FCC Commissioner:

“NTCA congratulates Brendan Carr on his nomination to serve as FCC Commissioner. His experience in the private sector and in a variety of roles at the FCC will enable him to hit the ground running on a range of issues from addressing consumer needs for broadband to promoting effective and efficient investment in networks. NTCA and our membership look forward to working with Brendan once he’s confirmed to continue advancing our nation’s broadband goals.” 

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