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

Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield has been appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

The BDAC’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the commission on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access.

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

Arlington, Va. (August 4, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today applauded Senate passage of several bills important to rural telecommunications.

In particular, NTCA thanked bill sponsors Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.), Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune (R–S.D.), and Sen. Jon Tester (D–Mont.) for their sponsorship of S. 96, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act, seeking to address the ongoing rural call completion epidemic.

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

Arlington, Va. (August 3, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as commissioners for the FCC:

"NTCA applauds the confirmations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as FCC Commissioners. Commissioners Carr and Rosenworcel have the experience to hit the ground running, and a full complement of commissioners will be helpful in tackling the many important and complex communications-related public policy issues before the FCC. We look forward in particular to working with the new commissioners on universal service issues, where their deep industry backgrounds and fresh perspectives may offer help in overcoming persistent problems that continue to keep our nation from fulfilling the statutory mandate that rural Americans must have access to voice and broadband services on a reasonably comparable basis with their urban counterparts."

 

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