NTCA Associate Members Talk Future of Industry, Expo Activities

By Laura Withers, Director of Communications, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

January 17, 2019

Members of the NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC) gathered at the association’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., this week to discuss associate member involvement in advancing the rural broadband industry.

The 15-member panel is made up of representatives from NTCA associate member companies. It is charged with representing the interests of associate members to NTCA leadership and providing insight and education to members.

Topics discussed during the meeting were:

  • Activities taking place during the 2019 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo in New Orleans, La., including additional Expo-related events intended to garner additional interaction with exhibitors.
  • Possible incentives to ensure greater participation in NTCA sponsorship, advertising and Expo opportunities.
  • The evolution of NTCA communications products and methods.
  • Improvements to the NTCA Smart Rural Community program to create new branding and marketing opportunities for members.
  • Upcoming educational programming being planned by the council.

AMAC members will welcome more than 80 exhibitors to RTIME in February, seeking to create long-term relationships with other associate members for the benefit of NTCA and the rural broadband industry. More information about AMAC is available on the NTCA website.