NTCA Statement Supporting Steps Forward in the Rural Broadband Network Advancement Act

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

Arlington, Va., (May 22, 2019) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding introduction of the Rural Broadband Network Advancement Act by Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Collin Peterson (D-MN). 

“NTCA applauds Representatives Mullin and Peterson for their interest in promoting robust high-speed broadband access in rural America. Such networks are critical not only for the consumers that rely upon them, but also for the web-centric businesses that help to power our economy by leveraging these networks to deliver goods and services in rural and urban areas alike. We therefore very much welcome a discussion of how best to ensure that all those that benefit from the availability of rural broadband will contribute in a fair and equitable manner to the sustainability of rural broadband. We hope that this legislation will spark a much-needed national conversation and ultimately lead to results ensuring both that rural Americans can participate meaningfully and effectively in all that our online world has to offer, and that web-centric businesses can continue to rely upon the availability of cutting-edge and evolving broadband networks in delivering their products in rural America.”