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Contact: Kelly Wismer, (703) 351-2015, kwismer@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (September 28, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding Congressional Democrats proposal to make a federal investment of $40 billion in expanding broadband infrastructure across the country.

“Today’s announcement by House and Senate Democrats is a welcome addition to the ongoing dialogue about how to best promote access to rural broadband,” said NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield. “We commend these members of Congress for keeping rural America top of mind, and we are eager for further conversations about how to help ensure that properly tailored and effective programs can promote and sustain affordable access to future-proof broadband networks by all Americans.”

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Contact: Kelly Wismer, (703) 351-2015,kwismer@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (September  28, 2017)—Denny Law, chief operations officer of Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative (Wall, S.D.), testified today on behalf of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association during the Senate Agriculture hearing, “Rural Development and Energy Programs: Perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill.” The following is excerpted from Law’s written testimony:

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

Philadelphia, Pa. (September 27, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today joined the Broadband Access Coalition (BAC) in its effort to petition the FCC to authorize a licensed, point-to-multipoint (P2MP) fixed wireless service in the underutilized 3.7 – 4.2 GHz spectrum band. The proposed licensing scheme and operating rules have the potential to enable high-speed broadband service in rural and other underserved areas. 

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