NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recently announced that the new name of its political action committee (PAC) is NTCA Rural Broadband PAC. The PAC was formerly called TECO, the Telecommunications Education Committee Organization. NTCA Rural Broadband PAC unveiled the new name and logo during the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) last month. In 2015, the PAC board unanimously agreed to modify the PAC’s name as part of a strategic plan to more readily convey who is behind the PAC and what its interests are.
In addition, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) also unveiled a new logo and mission statement during RTIME. This rebranding effort celebrates a new chapter for FRS since the foundation joined forces in January 2015 with the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED), the foundation formally associated with OPASTCO. FRS’s mission, in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, is to seek to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues.