2016 Press Releases

 

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

Arlington, Va. (July 12, 2016)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today commended new FCC rules intended to make more wireless spectrum available for next-generation 5G networks but noted the high-frequency spectrum will not realize its potential in rural areas without significant small cell deployment and fiber backhaul. In other news, NTCA voiced disappointment with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s decision not to pursue new retransmission content rules needed to fix the broken video distribution marketplace and ensure rural consumers have improved access to affordable broadcast video content.

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

Arlington, Va. (July 12, 2016)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in response to the launch of the bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R–W.Va.), Angus King (I–Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D–N.D.), and John Boozman (R–Ark.).

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Hillary Smith, 703-351-2086, hsmith@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (July 11, 2016)—High speed internet access improves lives, and has a positive impact on the economy, education and healthcare, according to recently released research.

The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband,” a recent report released by the Hudson Institute and commissioned by the Foundation for Rural Service reveals the many economic and social benefits of rural broadband access. 

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