2010 Press Releases

Arlington, Va., (May 19, 2011) – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Rep. Lee Terry (R –Neb.) toured the facilities of NTCA member Diller Telephone Co. on Wednesday, May 18, to see the role broadband service plays in rural America’s economy.

Diller Telephone serves 760 customers. One of its customers, C&C Meats, credited its e-commerce business success to the broadband connection provided by Diller Telephone. As Genachowski and Terry toured C&C Meats’ facilities, they saw firsthand what broadband had done for the company.

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Arlington, Va., (May 19, 2011) - The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), along with the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) and the Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA), together with several concurring state and regional associations, filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Universal Service Fund (USF) and intercarrier compensation (ICC) reform.

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Associations See Important Relationship Between Caller ID Rules and Rules on Call Signaling Information


Caller ID and "Phantom Traffic" Problems Solution Available If Commission Requires All Voice Providers, Regardless of Technology, to Send Correct CPN in Call Signaling Information


WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011) - Today, the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), the Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA), and the Eastern Rural Telecom Association (ERTA) filed comments supporting the Commission's proposed Truth in Caller ID rules, pointing out that both the Truth in Caller ID problem and the "Phantom Traffic" problem could be resolved if the Commission is consistent in its rules and applies those rules to all voice service providers.

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Joint comments offer targeted approach to modernizing existing mechanisms while encouraging fiscal responsibility, accountability


WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011) - The National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) and the Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA), together with 30 concurring state and regional associations, filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Universal Service Fund (USF) and intercarrier compensation (ICC) reform.

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"We're very pleased that the FCC acted to put the needs of the consumer first. This data roaming order will help ensure that all Americans, regardless of who they choose as a carrier, can enjoy the benefits of a robust nationwide data network.

"The days of rural consumers being forced to choose between substandard mobile data service provided by a nationwide carrier and reliable services from a rural carrier-that become unavailable outside that provider's license area-are over. Today's rule will ensure rural consumers enjoy seamless mobile data services that are available wherever they may live, work, or travel."