NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing more than 800 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.

NTCA is the source for the latest information on the rural telecommunications industry. For more information about NTCA, view our fact sheet. Stay up to date with NTCA's Exchange Blog.

For media inquiries, speaking opportunities and interview sources, please contact Laura Withers, Director of Communications, 703-351-2087.



Sen. Capito Says Broadband Vital to West Virginia Economy

In this episode of "Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R–W.Va.) said that broadband will play a big role in the future economic development of West Virginia and that she supports Congressional efforts to create new public-private partnerships to bring better service to more rural Americans.


Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth

The Foundation for Rural Service hosted a rural telehealth summit, which featured a keynote by Jenny Dittes PA-C, CEO and founder of Tennessee-based healthcare provider HOPE Family Health, as well as a white paper presentation by NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association Manager of Economic Research and Analysis Rick Schadelbauer titled "Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth."

  Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: Broadband Critical to Economic Development in Rural America

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) keeps rural top of mind, asking "What are we gonna get done for rural America?" In this episode of "Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield," Heitkamp discusses the importance of broadband to economic development and opportunities in North Dakota and in rural communities across America. 


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