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

Arlington, Va. (April 13, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today congratulated the many small and rural carriers that won bids in the FCC’s wireless spectrum incentive auction, including more than two dozen bidders that leveraged the rural credit that NTCA advocated to obtain.

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

Arlington, Va. (April 11, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today thanked 56 Senators for signing a letter to the FCC encouraging the agency to continue working to advance broadband deployment in our country’s hardest-to-serve rural areas by addressing a lack of sufficient resources in the Universal Service Fund (USF) High-Cost program.

The bipartisan letter was led by Sens. Deb Fischer (R–Neb.) and Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.) and encourages the commission to ensure the USF high-cost program, which supports the deployment of broadband communications to the country’s hardest-to-serve and costliest areas, “can achieve the goal of making affordable broadband available to Americans in high-cost rural areas.”

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For Immediate Release

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

Arlington, Va., (April 7, 2017)—Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R–W.Va.) this week said broadband will play a big role in the future economic development of West Virginia and that she supports Congressional efforts to create new public-private partnerships to bring better service to more rural Americans.

Capito is co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, which was formed last year to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural America. Since being elected to the Senate in 2014, she has risen to positions of influence on the Senate committees on Commerce, Science, & Transportation and Appropriations. In 2015 she launched the Capito Connect Plan recognizing high-speed internet access as a pillar of our 21st Century infrastructure and a gateway to economic growth in rural America.

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