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Category Archive: Broadband

Mar 02 2017

Senator Thune Is a True Rural Leader

As I noted, yesterday was a big day for NTCA. We were asked to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on the importance of broadband and why it should be included in any infrastructure package that moves through Congress. While I was ready for my “big pitch”, that was hardly necessary as Senator Thune from …

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Jan 10 2017

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Small ISP Transparency Exemption

I was delighted and relieved to hear this afternoon when the House passed, by a voice vote nonetheless, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (H.R. 288), legislation which would exempt small broadband internet service providers from the FCC’s 2015 enhanced transparency requirements for five years from the date upon which it is enacted, with small …

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Dec 02 2016

What’s Not to Love About a Rural-Focused Entrepreneur?

Remember when NTCA met in Boston last year? One of our keynoters hit the stage and all 1,500 folks in the room thought for sure he was a college student who had lost his way to class at Harvard instead of a young entrepreneur from Nebraska. (He actually is still a college student, but in …

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Dec 01 2016

Congressional Leadership Races Underway

We see widespread consensus among policymakers that universal service continues to play an essential role in keeping consumers and communities across the nation connected. In fact, it’s more important than ever in an era where a robust, affordable broadband connection is necessary to participate and compete in our digital economy. The universal service programs have …

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