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Category Archive: On the Hill

May 17 2017

Senator Cortez Masto Connects With NTCA on Infrastructure

How fitting that Leif Oveson and I were called up to meet with Senator Cortez Masto, Senate Commerce Committee member from Nevada, right in the middle of Infrastructure Week. While we had the opportunity to discuss with the Senator why broadband is such a vital component for any infrastructure proposal, we were also able to …

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May 14 2017


It may have taken nearly two years, but I finally made my way to New York City to see the Broadway sensation, Hamilton. I finally hit the point where I realized that the ticket prices weren’t really going to drop that much further and it was simply time. That coupled with a Mother’s Day adventure …

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May 12 2017

Infastructure, Infrastructure

I was able to end the week with a panel adventure on Capitol Hill at a forum hosted by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus on “Broadband Infrastructure Funding: What Should The Plans Be?” I was joined by Blair Levin, well known to NTCA members as “father of the Broadband Plan” as well …

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May 11 2017

A lot Happening in Washington DC Today

There never is a dull moment here in Washington DC and today we were brought into the discussion that USDA Secretary Perdue was announcing a reorganization of the critical rural agency. NTCA felt it was important to weigh in on the news. The Rural Development programs within USDA are critical to national goals with respect …

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May 03 2017

Congressman Cramer Leads Large Congressional Delegation on Rural Broadband

Congressman Cramer from North Dakota, led a bipartisan letter with 101 of his congressional colleagues to the FCC sharing the important role that broadband plays in rural America and the need for the FCC to continue to find ways to maintain and increase the deployment of high-speed broadband in rural America. Congressman Cramer took the …

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Apr 11 2017

Senators Fischer and Klobuchar Lead Bipartisan Message to FCC on Rural Broadband – More Than Half of the U.S. Senate Responds!

When NTCA members came to Washington DC a few weeks ago, their mission was to share the continued challenge of providing affordable and comparable broadband service to rural Americans and the need for ensuring that the ongoing USF reform is done correctly for the benefit of consumers who need better broadband at reasonably affordable rates …

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