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NTCA Response to Mobility Fund Order and Enhanced Transparency Exemption

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

Arlington, Va. (February 23 2017)— NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statements in response to actions by the FCC on two issues important to rural telecommunications.

On the adoption of the Mobility Fund Phase II order:

“NTCA’s most recent wireless survey indicated that dozens of our members have invested millions of dollars to deliver reliable mobile wireless services in rural America,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “Universal service support helped enable and sustain many of the investments in such deeply rural markets, and it’s important that the FCC not ‘pull the rug out from under’ these small businesses and their customers.

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Wireless Broadband Continues to Serve as Complement for, Rather Than Replacement of, Robust Wireline Networks, Study Finds

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

Review explores technical capabilities and challenges of 5G networks in meeting consumer demands, rise of connected devices

Arlington, Va. (February 13, 2017)—Wireless technologies like 5G may offer much promise, but they will rely even more deeply upon and serve as a complement to robust wireline broadband technologies rather than a replacement for them, according to a technical report issued today by telecommunications engineering and consulting firm Vantage Point Solutions and filed with the FCC by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.

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Excellence Award Winners Named at NTCA Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO

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

Arlington, Va. (February 10, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recognized six rural telecommunications industry leaders for their achievements and service to the telecommunications industry, during the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO in San Diego, Calif.

The recipients of the 2016 NTCA Excellence Awards are:

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