Brian Boisvert Named 2018 Grassroots Advocate of the Year at NTCA Legislative & Policy Conference

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

Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2018)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association awarded Brian Boisvert, chief executive officer and general manager of Wilson Communications (Wilson, Kan.), with the 2018 Grassroots Advocate of the Year award during the recent Legislative & Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 16.

Boisvert earned this recognition for his achievements and service to the industry through active participation in grassroots activities. He is serving his sixth year as a member of the NTCA Government Affairs Committee, is a board member of the NTCA Rural Broadband Political Action Committee, and serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee working group focused on federal sighting issues. Additionally, he serves as a go-to resource for many Capitol Hill staffers from Kansas and has spoken on panels discussing advocacy for NTCA’s Legislative & Policy Conference.

“I would like to congratulate Brian Boisvert on this well-deserved award highlighting his dedication to supporting the vitality of rural communities and our nation through his work in the rural telecommunications industry,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “The grassroots advocacy efforts Brian has participated in are vital to ensuring broadband needs of rural communities are understood by policymakers in our nation’s capital.”    

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NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 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. In an era of transformative technological advancements, regulatory challenges and marketplace competition, NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks 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, e-commerce, health care, agriculture, and education and contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year.