NTCA Statement on Nomination of David Redl to NTIA Administrator


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

Arlington, Va. (May 17, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding the nomination 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).

“We congratulate David Redl on his nomination to serve as the next administrator of NTIA,” said NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield. “The broad depth of his telecommunications policy expertise, gained from roles in both the private sector and on Capitol Hill, make him highly qualified to lead the NTIA. We look forward to working with him once he’s confirmed to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of robust communications networks.”


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 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.