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NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing more than 800 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. Shirley Bloomfield serves as the NTCA Chief Executive Officer with 23 years in the telecommunications industry.

NTCA is the source for the latest information on the rural telecommunications industry. For more information about NTCA, view our fact sheet. Stay up to date with NTCA's Exchange Blog.

For media inquiries, speaking opportunities and interview sources, please contact Laura Withers, Director of Communications, 703-351-2087.



Broadband Beat: Growing the Broadband Industry

NTCA Board President Doug Boone, CEO of Premier Communications (Sioux Center, Iowa), discusses his vision for growth of the broadband industry and the importance of customer service and community relations in wake of ever-changing technology.


NTCA Members Participate in White House Telehealth Event

Representatives from NTCA member companies, as well as officials from the Obama administration, leaders from state and local government, academia and the practitioner community, gathered March 30 at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building for an event hosted by the White House Rural Council centered on rural telemedicine.


How One Tech Business is Wired Differently and Thriving

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) CEO, and author of "Wired Differently," Vern Dosch discusses how the cooperative business model, servant leadership and collaboration culture has engaged employees and helped rural America thrive.


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: Broadband Critical to Economic Development in Rural America

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) keeps rural top of mind, asking "What are we gonna get done for rural America?" In this episode of "Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield," Heitkamp discusses the importance of broadband to economic development and opportunities in North Dakota and in rural communities across America. 


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