Be Recognized as an Industry Leader in Gigabit Broadband

As a community-based technology provider, it’s your business to stay on the edge of what’s next. That’s why many rural telcos have taken the plunge to roll out gigabit broadband, delivering internet speeds of up to 100 times faster than those currently available in many U.S. households. More than 100 community-based providers are delivering gigabit broadband to rural communities.

Now it’s time to be recognized for your innovation and insight. By becoming a Certified Gig-Capable Provider with NTCA, you will join a national campaign to celebrate rural networks that support gigabit speeds and help us show the world how independent telecom providers are delivering the internet of tomorrow—today.

Newly added program features include online pay and the addition of census blocks as alternative certification criteria.

Certified Guidelines


Applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed by NTCA staff for compliance with the terms of this program. Certification will be awarded, and applications shall therefore be submitted, on an exchange-by-exchange basis.


  1.  Applicants must be an NTCA member company in good standing.
  2. Certification is obtained by submitting to NTCA documentation of the following:
    1. Certification that gigabit technology is currently commercially available within 95% percent of one or more exchanges or census blocks, and that such service can be provided without new trenching or stringing new aerial facilities.
    2. This statement must be confirmed by a letter from an engineering firm or other independent source involved in the company’s network planning, deployment or operation.


A single nonrefundable $250 fee shall apply to applications filed simultaneously by a company for one or more exchanges or census blocks. Only credit card or check payment will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to "NTCA."


Certified companies will be permitted to advertise themselves as a "Gig-Capable Provider" and make use of the program’s logo, subject to NTCA review. Other promotional materials may be granted or made available to certified companies for a fee. Certified companies also will be recognized in NTCA media, on the NTCA website and during association conferences and events.


Have more information or questions about becoming a Certified Gig-Capable Provider?  Contact us