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Rural Telecom is published by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association six times a year. A subscription to the print edition of Rural Telecom permits full access to all Photo: cover of most recent issuecontent on www.ruraltelecom.org. To order, or for questions about a current subscription, email publications@ntca.org.

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  • Publisher: NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association
  • Chief Executive Officer: Shirley Bloomfield
  • Director of Communications: Laura Withers
  • Editor: Christian Hamaker
  • Advertising: sales@ntca.org
  • Web Developer: Shawn Sample
  • Graphic Design by Ferro+Ferro Graphic Communication, Arlington, Va.
  • Printed by Global Printing, Alexandria, Va.


Rural Telecom, established in 1981, is the bimonthly magazine published by the NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a nonprofit, Click to subscribe!cooperative corporation formed in 1954 under the laws of the District of Columbia.

NTCA's Mission: The NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, an association of small, rural, community-based communications providers, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through the advocacy of broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure and services.

NTCA's Members are nearly 900 small operating companies leading innovation in the provision of advanced communications services in rural and small-town America, as well as state and regional associations and companies that are the suppliers of products and services to the small and rural telecom industry. Our readers are the managers, directors, attorneys and key employees of these companies, as well as consultants, government officials and telecom experts.

The Editorial Purpose of Rural Telecom is threefold: to inform readers of public policy issues affecting the industry; to provide insight on developing businesses and technology; and to share expertise on management, marketing and customer service.

Invitation to Contributors: Please email (publications@ntca.org) or fax (703-351-2088) an outline of a proposed article to the managing editor. All articles should be prepared according to our writer's guidelines, available on NTCA's website.

Statements of Opinion and Fact are the individual views of the authors and not necessarily the positions of its officers, directors, members or staff.