2016 Press Releases

 

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

Arlington, Va. (July 20, 2016)—One year after launching the Certified Gig-Capable Provider program to build awareness of community-based broadband providers delivering the Internet’s fastest speeds, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association has recognized 77 companies as Certified Gig-Capable Providers. The certified companies serve a total of 491 locations in rural areas across 24 states. 

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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 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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