NTCA Statement on Renomination of Brendan Carr as FCC Commissioner

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

Arlington, Va. (January 9, 2018)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding Brendan Carr’s renomination as FCC Commissioner:

“NTCA congratulates Commissioner Carr on his renomination for a second term as an FCC commissioner. He came to the commission with deep experience in telecom issues from time in the private sector and in various roles at the FCC, and he has demonstrated great interest in tackling and overcoming difficult infrastructure deployment issues during his tenure on the commission. NTCA and its members look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner Carr on helping to spur and sustain investments in rural broadband for the benefit of consumers, businesses and communities across America.”

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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 it contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year.