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Arlington, Va. (September 13, 2017)

Mother Nature sure has given us a piece of her mind over the last few weeks. Between hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wildfires in the West, much cleanup and rebuilding must be done in affected states and territories. When facing natural disasters, certainly the safety and well-being of those affected comes to mind first, but the need and desire to get businesses back up and running isn’t far behind. Communication among loved ones and businesses, near and far, needs to be available throughout the duration of a natural disaster, or, if it goes down, restored as quickly as possible.

NTCA works hard to be a resource for member companies and their employees during difficult times, checking in with companies affected by natural disasters and activating our disaster relief clearinghouse, where NTCA members in need of supplies or help can submit requests for needed resources, and where members can contribute information about available supplies.

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Arlington, Va. (August 30, 2017)As telcos in Texas and Louisiana deal with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association has posted some supplies made available by member telcos in the Disaster Relief Clearinghouse on the NTCA website. To date, NTCA has not received any specific requests for help or supplies from affected telcos but we continue to communicate with companies in Texas and Louisiana, many of whom have reported that operations have not yet been adversely impacted by the storm.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015  , kwismer@ntca.org
 

Arlington, Va. (August 23, 2017)The nation’s small, independent telecommunications providers continue to make significant progress in providing high-speed broadband to rural Americans despite high deployment costs and regulatory uncertainty, according to a new survey by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.

 

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