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Note: NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is a member of the Coalition to Save Local Media. The following release was distributed by the Coalition on August 15, 2017. 

Coalition To Save Local Media Launches To Fight Sinclair-Tribune Merger
Media Organizations, Distributors, Independent Networks, Public Interest Groups, & Allies Join Forces To Protect Independent and Local News



For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, 

Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield has been appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

The BDAC’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the commission on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access.


For Immediate Release
Contact:  Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, 

Arlington, Va. (August 4, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today applauded Senate passage of several bills important to rural telecommunications.

In particular, NTCA thanked bill sponsors Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.), Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune (R–S.D.), and Sen. Jon Tester (D–Mont.) for their sponsorship of S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act, seeking to address the ongoing rural call completion epidemic.