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NTCA Response to Senate Action on Broadband Privacy

 

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


Arlington, Va. (March 23, 2017)
—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the Senate’s passage of a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the FCC’s recently adopted broadband privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs).

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NTCA Testimony on Smart Rural Communities, Broadband Infrastructure

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

Arlington, Va. (March 16, 2017)— Kurt Gruendling, vice president of marketing and business development for Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) in Waitsfield, Vt., testified today on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association during the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing, “Disrupter Series: Smart Communities.”

Waitsfield was recognized by NTCA as a Smart Rural CommunitySM in 2014 for WCVT’s collaborative work with government and business leaders in the Mad River Valley to promote economic development efforts through broadband access. Thanks to the broadband infrastructure WCVT deploys and maintains, all schools, many of the larger businesses and many residential customers in its serving area are now served by fiber-to-the-home technology offering speeds up to 1 Gbps.

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NTCA Welcomes Senate Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband

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

Arlington, Va. (March 15, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today commended Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R–W.Va.), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors for introducing the “Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act of 2017.”

The legislation seeks to produce current statistics on the economic impact of broadband and would require the Bureau of Economic Analysis to conduct a study of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the U.S. economy. It is co-sponsored by Sens. Angus King (I–Maine), Heidi Heitkamp (D–N.D.), John Boozman (R–Ark.), Al Franken (D–Minn.), and Dan Sullivan (R–Alaska).

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