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

Arlington, Va. (June 14, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding Jessica Rosenworcel’s renomination as FCC Commissioner:

“NTCA, our membership and myself personally, congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on being renominated to the FCC. In her initial tenure at the FCC and during her distinguished career as a key congressional and FCC staffer, she was a leader for the technology industry and a champion for consumers. She knows firsthand the importance of broadband to bring advancements in healthcare, education, public safety and economic development to rural America. We are pleased for the opportunity to work with her again once she is confirmed and to pursue our shared interests in ensuring sustainable and affordable broadband access for all Americans.”

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

Arlington, Va. (June 12, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding Anne Hazlett being named assistant to the secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to oversee the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business Service and the Rural Housing Service.

“We congratulate Ms. Hazlett on assuming a leadership role in rural development,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “NTCA and its members are excited to continue working with someone already so familiar with rural telecom opportunities and challenges, and who we know will recognize the importance of continued coordination between the FCC efforts to sustain rural broadband and Rural Development programs at USDA that help to finance the construction of these much-needed networks in the first instance. We look forward to working with her to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of robust communications networks now and well into the future.”

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

San Antonio, Texas (June 12, 2017)—Several leading rural infrastructure groups today announced a joint campaign to help promote collaboration and strategic partnerships in deploying and operating broadband networks in unserved parts of rural America. The “Partners in Broadband” campaign, officially launched during the 2017 CFC Forum, focuses on creating alliances through a website that looks to connect those interested in delivering robust broadband to unserved rural communities with nearby partners that share a community commitment and have expertise in broadband network deployment and operation.

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