NTCA Statement On FCC Vote To Open Up The 2.5GHz Band

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carolyn Just, 703-351-2015, cjust@ntca.org 

Arlington, Va., (July 10, 2019) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Bloomfield, about today’s FCC vote to open up the 2.5GHz Band.

“NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association represents small hometown operators that have demonstrated time and again their interest in obtaining more spectrum to deliver quality communications services throughout rural communities and surrounding areas. We are grateful to the FCC for continuing generally to consider ways of making more spectrum available, and for continuing as well to take steps to promote use of spectrum by small businesses and in rural markets specifically. NTCA expects that its members will once again demonstrate their interest in and commitment to serving rural areas through robust participation in any auctions that follow.”