NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recognizes the vital role telecom public relations and marketing play in the industry with its annual TeleChoice Awards program. The awards program is open to all NTCA telco members and honors excellence in independent telco public relations and marketing.
The awards program recognizes work in the following categories: annual report, complete marketing campaign, customer newsletter, local video content, single-target print publication, website and complete branding campaign.
All entries are displayed and winning entries are announced at the annual PR & Marketing Conference on April 30-May 2, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.
We are no longer accepting entry submission for the 2017 TeleChoice Awards. Complete entries must have been received before or on February 3, 2017, or postmarked January 29, 2017 to qualify for the 2017 TeleChoice Awards. A complete entry includes entry form(s), entry fee(s) and all required category materials.
Assigning Your Company Administrator
Editing Your Company Profile
Using the Company Management Menu
Adding Additional Registrants
Canceling an Event Registration
Building Your Event Itinerary
Viewing Your Event History
Viewing Your Current Registrations
Registering Additional Individuals
Editing Event Registration
Editing Areas of Interest
Accessing and Editing Individual Profile Information
Ending Employment or Company Relationship
Accessing and Downloading NTCA Certificate Transcripts
Member Central Self-Service Area User Guide
The Member Central self-service area is a one-stop shop for managing your NTCA account and online transactions. This page will serve as your guide for the enhanced website and its new features and how to use them.
Below, you find explanations for different aspects of the Member Central site. Click on a link below to view a step-by-step video guide for specific operations.
The company administrator is the individual (or individuals) designated to maintain the company’s profile information. This individual has special permissions to perform certain company-level tasks in the Member Central self-service area (e.g. edit employee information, pay company invoices, and add/remove Rural Telecom and Washington Report subscriptions).
You must be a company administrator to access the Company Management menu. If you are not a company administrator, the Company Management menu will not be available. As a company administrator, you have the ability to grant administrator rights to additional employees of your company or remove them.
If you have questions about the company administrator role, or need to identify your company’s administrator, contact NTCA member services at email@example.com or 703-351-2118.
The Company Management menu of the Member Central self-service area allows users to manage a variety of company-level functions. You must be a company administrator (see above) to view and access this area. In the Company Management menu, you are able to update and manage the following:
- Company profile maintenance, including company mailing address and company contact information.
- Employee information (adding employees, removing old employees, updating individual contact information, updating titles, and more).
- Online membership renewals, including on-demand dues updates.
- Company invoicing and payments, including for GHP/RNS.
- Subscriptions for Rural Telecom magazine and the Washington Report.
You may pay your GHP and R&S Program invoices in Member Central.
If you would like to register for an NTCA event or webcast, visit the Events and Webcasts section of the Member Central self-service area.
In the Events and Webcasts section, you can:
- View and register for NTCA events, or register others from your company. You do not need to be a company administrator to register your colleagues for events.
- View your event registration history.
- View and update your current registrations, including attendee badge information and your registration schedule for a specific event (seminars, tours, etc.).
- Cancel your current registrations.
Your individual profile is where you can update information and customize your NTCA membership. Options include:
- Updating your general information
- Editing areas of interest
- Accessing and downloading NTCA Certificate transcripts
- Ending employment or a company relationship
Those wishing to purchase exhibitor booths at NTCA events can do so through the Exhibitors Portal in the Member Central self-service area. Any user may purchase a booth, but only a designated company administrator can later edit the booth details using the same portal.
In the Exhibitors Portal, you can:
- Purchase exhibitor booths, including additional items (roadmap, additional personnel).
- Edit your exhibitor information (primary contact information, company information).
- Edit your exhibit details (exhibit description, booth sign content).
- Edit booth personnel information, including purchasing slots for extra staff.
Click on any of the links above for step-by-step information on how to perform these tasks.
To bring you more value for your NTCA membership, we have upgraded our website to include Member Central, which delivers new online tools, such as online membership management, the ability to update company information, access to certificate transcripts and more. These new tools make it easier to manage your membership and get real-time updates on what is happening at NTCA and in the rural telecom industry.
NTCA Website Upgrades: Frequently Asked Questions
What is changing about the NTCA website?
In an effort to bring you more value for your membership, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association upgraded our website to deliver new online tools, including online membership renewal, subscriptions management, employee and company data management, online bill payment, event registration, an exhibitor portal, online certificate course transcripts, and more. These new tools will make it easier to manage your membership and get real-time updates on what is happening at NTCA and in the rural telecom industry.
How will these changes affect me?
Because of security procedures in place, when you attempt to log in to the NTCA website after Jan. 18, 2016, you will be asked to reset your login password to access members-only content and pricing. You will be asked to do this only once.
Can I keep my existing web login username and password?
If you have an existing website username, you will be able to continue using it to access members-only content and pricing. Because of security procedures in place, you cannot continue to use the same password and it will need to be reset.
How do I reset my password?
You will be automatically prompted to change your password the first time you attempt to log in to the enhanced website. You will only be asked to do this once. Follow the system prompts to send a confirmation email to yourself and reset your password. Currently, there are no requirements on passwords. Users are encouraged to set a robust password and keep it in a safe place.
What if I forget my password?
NTCA’s system features a password reset function if users forget their password. Click the “Forgot Password?” link on the login screen and follow system prompts to enter either your email address on file, your customer ID number, or your username. An email will be sent to the address provided that includes your username and a link to reset your password.
How do I update my personal profile?
All NTCA members and website users have a personal profile with contact and demographic information we use to make your online experience better. This is found under “My Information” on the main Member Central landing page. You have the ability to view and update the information NTCA has on file for you at any time by visiting this page. We encourage you to view this information often to ensure it is up to date.
How do I register for an event or webcast?
NTCA members and website users can register for events and webcasts directly from the events or webcast page or via direct links available elsewhere on the NTCA website. You will be prompted to log in and information NTCA has on file for you will pre-populate in your registration form. In addition, if you are already logged into the Member Central area, registration forms for active events are found under “Events and Webcasts” on the main landing page. From here, you have the ability to register or view and update the information NTCA has on file in completed event registrations.
How do I view my NTCA Certificate transcript?
NTCA members registered for a NTCA Certificate can view their transcript in the Member Central area. Certificates can be found by clicking “My Information” on the main landing page, then “My Transcript.”
Why can’t I change my company’s information or process company payments?
We place a high value on having up-to-date and accurate information about our member companies. Because of this, certain company information can only be managed and updated by individuals who are authorized as company administrators. This information includes company profile information, FRS donation information, TECO authorizations, employee census information, and the ability to pay open invoices online. Authorized administrators can also renew the company’s NTCA membership and manage subscriptions to publications, including Rural Telecom magazine and Washington Report. If you have questions about the authorized company administrator for your company or would like to change your company administrator, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change my NTCA Benefits plan information through this website?
No, company and individual data displayed on this site is not used in NTCA benefit plan administration. Contact NTCA benefits resource specialists at 828-281-9000 if you have questions about your benefit plans or need to make updates.
Need more information?
Please direct questions to email@example.com or call 703-351-2118.