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

Arlington, Va. (April 5, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today welcomed efforts by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to place a greater emphasis on economic analysis in commission proceedings through the establishment of an Office of Economics and Data. Pai announced his intentions during remarks at the Hudson Institute.

NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield said the association’s members are eager to see such changes implemented.

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

Arlington, Va. (April 3, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the FCC’s elimination of a broadband buildout requirement as part of Charter Communications’ acquisition of two other cable groups.

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

Arlington, Va. (March 30, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) selection of AT&T to build a nationwide broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders:

“I congratulate FirstNet and AT&T. The award of the nationwide contract is a significant step forward in FirstNet’s mission to deliver an advanced network for first responders. This unique public-private partnership has the potential to bring the next generation of public safety communications to all Americans. 

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