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Transforming Rural America

Follow NTCA members as they deliver high-quality communications services in the most sparsely populated, highest-cost rural areas of the country, and help to build unique, successful rural communities.



‘Together We Will:’ USDA Touts Partnerships in Broadband Deployment

April, 28, 2018, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association was a proud partner in the first event in a series of listening sessions focused on ways the government and private industries can work together to tackle rural broadband challenges and the opportunities improved e-connectivity bring to the people and economies of the nation’s rural regions.

NTCA Advocates at L&P 2018

Broadband industry stakeholders and advocates convened in Washington, D.C., this week for NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association’s 2018 Legislative and Policy (L&P) Conference, which began Monday, April 16, with an address from NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield.

RTIME 2018: Day 1 Recap

Austin, TX – Day 1 of the NTCA 2018 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME 2018) concluded with a huge wave of industry leaders. With almost 2,000 registered attendees, the flow of information sharing and networking was in full abundance. The morning kicked off with the first set of concurrent sessions and ended in an impressive industry gathering at the Welcome Reception.

Putting a Face on the Numbers

A 2001 article in Economic Review, the journal of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, reported a series of population trends that affect rural representation in Washington: 1990 was the first time that more than 50 percent of Americans lived in metro areas with populations greater than 1,000,000