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About NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at

Mission: Our Core Purpose

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association's mission is to advance communications services to rural America by ensuring the viability and vitality of our members.

Vision: Our Picture of the Ideal Future

To be widely recognized as the premier national advocate and essential partner for small, rural, community-based communications providers.

Core Values: Our Guiding Principles

NTCA is committed to a culture of trust, respect, support, collaboration, communication and innovation. We are dedicated to forging industry partnerships and outreach to government agencies and related organizations to advance our mission. We will deliver exceptional service to every member, every time.