NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America.
- NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs.
- Shirley Bloomfield serves as the NTCA Chief Executive Officer with 23 years in the telecommunications industry.
- Rhonda Armstrong, vice president of administrative services for Sebastian Telephone Co. in Foresthill, Calif., and Terry Force, president of Blue Valley Tele-Communications of Home, Kan., are Co-Presidents of NTCA's Board of Directors.
- NTCA was incorporated on June 1, 1954.
- The association's signature events are the Annual Meeting and EXPO, usually attended each February by more than 2,600 attendees from rural telephone companies across the country and NTCA's Fall Conference - an education-oriented meeting, with more 1,500 attendees each September.
- In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use.
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Arlington, Va. (May 24, 2013)–NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield in support of Senate Resolution 157 which recognizes the negative impact on rural consumers and businesses from the failure of calls to complete in rural communities. Introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.), Tim Johnson (D–S.D.), Deb Fischer (R–Neb.) and 10 of their Senate colleagues, the legislative resolution represents the sense of the Senate on this issue and calls on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific and enforceable actions to remedy the situation.
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