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Apr 26 2015

A Victory for Consumers

At the end of last week, Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced that they have abandoned their efforts to combine forces. This is a significant victory for American consumers as well as the broadband solution providers represented by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. NTCA has been actively engaged in a few consumer-oriented coalitions, particularly as a …

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Apr 22 2015

Topics of the Day: Smart Agriculture and Call Completion

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Smart agriculture and the role that broadband plays in delivering new technologies was the discussion of the day  up on Capitol Hill as our Foundation for Rural Service and NTCA’s Smart Rural Community programs hosted a summit, “Smart Agriculture: Broadband Technology at Our Nation’s Farms.” Mark Lewellen, manager of spectrum advocacy for John Deere, gave a …

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Apr 21 2015

Congressional Supporters of Rural Telecommunications Attend L&P

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NTCA’s Legislative & Policy Conference hosted its annual congressional breakfast this morning and heard from two terrific congressional allies. Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W.Va.), long-term governor of West Virginia, four years into his first Senate term, and a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, shared his perspective on the importance of resolving standalone broadband USF …

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Apr 20 2015

Rural Broadband Providers Come to Washington

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We kicked off our Legislative & Policy Conference today on Capitol Hill and spent the day talking about policy issues. Over 500 member telco representatives journeyed to town for this meeting and for the opportunity to hit their congressional delegation offices. FCC Commissioner Clyburn joined us to share her thoughts on the need to find a …

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