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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, kwismer@ntca.org

Philadelphia, Pa. (September 25, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier national association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, today recognized 13 companies in rural areas of the United States and Canada that have earned Smart Rural Community Showcase awards as part of the association’s initiative to highlight efforts that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.

The goal of the NTCA Smart Rural Community initiative is to foster the development of smart communities throughout rural America and Canada by encouraging innovative implementation of broadband solutions and access to next-generation applications for distance learning, telehealth services, public safety and security. Smart Rural Community provides educational programming, matching grant resources and an award program to recognize top-performing communities. Today, NTCA recognized member companies that embody Smart Rural Community principles.

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Photo of Senate Rural Summit

Mike Dolezal, chief executive officer and general manager of Range Telephone Cooperative Inc. (Forsythe, Mont.), provided remarks September 13 at a rural summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.

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 For Immediate Release
Contact:  Kelly Wismer, 703-351-2015, kwismer@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (September 14, 2017)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Small Entity Regulatory Relief Opportunity Act. The act introduced by Reps. Bob Latta (R–Ohio) and Kurt Schrader (D–Ore.) seeks to reduce regulatory burdens from FCC rules for small businesses.

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