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

 Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield issued the following statement on the introduction of the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act in the U.S. Senate.



 Commissioner Rosenworcel Senator King CEO Shirley Bloomfield on stage during listening session

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield took part in a broadband listening session and Smart Rural Community award event August 16, 2017, in Maine, with Sen. Angus King (I) and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.


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