2016 Press Releases

 


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

Arlington, Va., (November 8, 2016)—In a blog post titled, “No Telco Left Behind,” NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield today urged the Federal Communications Commission, in the wake of recent publications that indicate universal service program budget shortfalls, to provide sufficient resources for these programs that enable small, community-based telecom companies to deliver quality and affordable voice and broadband services in rural America.

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For Immediate Release

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

Arlington, Va. (October 27, 2016)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Michael Romano, senior vice president of industry affairs and business development, following the FCC’s adoption of new broadband consumer privacy rules.

“Protecting the privacy of broadband consumers is an important charge that America’s small, rural telecommunications providers take seriously in serving their neighbors and hometown businesses. However, actions taken today by the FCC will generate profound customer confusion and a false sense of security by imposing upon Internet service providers requirements to which other firms that have access to (and which use) the same user data are not subject.

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Arlington, Va. (October 12, 2016)—More than 150 rural telecom industry stakeholders will convene next week for the first NTCA Cybersecurity Summit, October 16-18, in Arlington, Va., to discuss cyber threats and mitigation strategies for small, community-based broadband providers.

Speakers during the inaugural event will include experts from the FCC, FTC, Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as representatives of cyber risk management firms and community-based broadband providers in NTCA’s membership.

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