NTCA Supports Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act

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

 Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield issued the following statement on the introduction of the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act in the U.S. Senate.

“NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association greatly appreciates the leadership of Sens. Gillibrand and Capito in continuing to recognize that more must be done to address and overcome the challenges of deploying and sustaining broadband in rural America,” said Bloomfield. “We believe the introduction of the Broadband Connection for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) legislation can help encourage the deployment of robust and affordable broadband in rural areas that are the most challenging to serve. NTCA looks forward to working with these Senators and other policymakers to tackle the important issues addressed by this legislation.”

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