2016 Press Releases

 

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

Arlington, Va. (December 1, 2016)—Bill Hegmann, Southwest Arkansas Telephone Cooperative, Inc. director (Texarkana, Ark.), was elected president of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association at the association’s fall board meeting.

Hegmann has served on the NTCA Board of Directors for two years. He also has served on the association’s legal committee, industry and regulatory policy committee, and for 20 years on the NTCA Group Health Program Trust Committee. Hegmann also currently serves or has served on many state and national industry boards including the Texas Telephone Association, Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Arkansas Telecommunications Association and the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Missoula, Mont., (November 22, 2016)Blackfoot Chief Executive Officer Bill Squires passed away from a brief illness Friday, November 18. Squires' career started with Blackfoot in April 2001, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He was named CEO in January of 2012. Squires' leadership, energy and commitment to customers have built Blackfoot into a leading, regional service provider of voice, data, cloud and IT services.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Arlington, Va., (November 15, 2016)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today applauded the passage of H.R. 2566, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), the bill previously passed the House in September as part of the Communications Act Update Act.

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