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

Arlington, Va. (May 17, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding the nomination of David Redl to serve as assistant secretary for Communications & Information at the Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

“We congratulate David Redl on his nomination to serve as the next administrator of NTIA,” said NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield. “The broad depth of his telecommunications policy expertise, gained from roles in both the private sector and on Capitol Hill, make him highly qualified to lead the NTIA. We look forward to working with him once he’s confirmed to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of robust communications networks.”

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

Arlington, Va. (May 11, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reorganization announced by Secretary Sonny Perdue.

“The Rural Development programs within USDA are critical to national goals with respect to promoting the availability of infrastructure throughout the United States,” said NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield. “The Rural Utilities Service in particular has played and will continue to play an essential role in providing financing for telecommunications network projects that drive economic development and job creation in rural America. We hope USDA’s leadership will help build upon the many successes that these programs have already had and continue to position them for even greater things to come. Rural progress depends in significant part upon the ongoing vitality and sustainability of these programs, including the availability of sufficient resources to achieve their mission.”

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

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield will join the panel discussion, “Broadband Infrastructure Funding: What Should The Plans Be?” hosted by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus on Friday at noon-1 p.m. ET. The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building and will be streamed live online.

Bloomfield previously testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation that the broadband infrastructure deployed by small, hometown internet service providers enables applications that rural and urban communities can leverage for education, commerce, health care and government services.

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