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Develop an Effective, Integrated Rural Telco Marketing Plan

By partnering with NTCA, you can reach key decision-makers and influencers at rural telecommunications companies across America. Our nearly 900 telco members are looking for the innovative products and services that you provide.

We offer a variety of media—print, digital and mobile—along with in-person opportunities, allowing you to reach potential customers in their preferred format. A mix of products and events, both broad and specialized, helps you connect with your target audience. You can create customized marketing campaigns that deliver your message and strengthen brand awareness.

ADVERTISE. Advertising is a great way to reach our members, and is available in print, digital and mobile formats in Rural Telecom magazine, the most comprehensive resource for all things telco. You can also reach them when you advertise in our e-newsletters, on our website and in conference materials.

SPONSOR. A broad range of sponsorship options, from the Star Partner program to individual items, is available for all conferences, as well as the Smart Rural Community program.

EXHIBIT. From EXPO ’16, the largest rural telecom trade show of the year, to smaller expos and vendor showcases, we offer several ways to exhibit.

DO IT ALL. If you’re interested in a combination of the above, our Star Partner program is designed to save you money throughout the year. Whether you advertise, sponsor, or exhibit with NTCA, your business is seen by the right people.

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NTCA membership consists of the following categories:

ILEC Member
An incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) is a local exchange carrier providing fixed voice and/or broadband Internet access services to fewer than 50,000 customers. The ILEC may be structured as either a commercial, cooperative or international company.

Non-ILEC Subsidiary Member
An entity affiliated with an ILEC member that was created to provide telecommunications services including, but not limited to, cable television, wireless companies, interexchange carriers, video providers, ISPs and competitive local exchange carriers with fewer than 50,000 customers.

Associate Member
An associate member is a supplier of goods and services to the communications industry. Suppliers include entities such as insurance companies, manufacturers, other rural utilities, statewide providers of equal access, and consultants such as accounting, engineering and law firms.

Association Member
An association member is a local, state or regional association of communications companies.

Telco Member Profile
Average number of employees—33
Average revenues—$6,586,986
Average access lines—4,242
Average number of exchanges—6

NTCA Member Statistics
ILEC Members—843
Total ILEC member employees—22,392
Total subscribers—2,948,311


Businesses and services provided by NTCA member companies, based on a 2014 census of 632 participating telcos.

We look forward to partnering with you.



Nonmembers add 20% to all costs in the marketing kit.


Image: Marketing Kit coverFor more information, contact Michele Coleman, manager,
associate engagement, 703-351-2089.


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