WTA Elects New President, Officers, and Directors

HELENA, MT – (October 6, 2021) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is pleased to announce the election of its new officers for the coming two years: Jimmy Todd, CEO/GM of Nex-Tech (KS), as President; Pat McElroy, … Continue reading “WTA Elects New President, Officers, and Directors”

WTA Supports FCC Decision to Waive Budget Control Mechanism for the Upcoming Tariff Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2021) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds the FCC waiving the application of the budget control mechanism for rate-of-return carriers that receive high-cost universal service Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (“CAF-BLS”) and High … Continue reading “WTA Supports FCC Decision to Waive Budget Control Mechanism for the Upcoming Tariff Year”

WTA Applauds and Supports Introduction of Universal Service Fund Contributions Modernization Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May, 5 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Don Young (R-AK) for introducing bipartisan legislation to modernize the contributions mechanism for the Universal Service Fund (USF).

The USF is funded

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WTA Supports Legislation to Help Small ISPs with Lost Revenue Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports bipartisan legislation introduced today by Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) and several of their colleagues that would allow small Internet service providers to recover

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WTA Endorses FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep America Connected Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband endorses the pledge announced last week by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to keep Americans connected to vital telecommunications services during possible disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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WTA CANCELS ITS SPRING EDUCATIONAL FORUM OUT OF SAFETY FOR ITS ATTENDEES

Over the past couple of weeks, WTA’s leadership has closely monitored the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), news reports, as well as information provided by other expert sources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).  WTA’s primary focus … Continue reading “WTA CANCELS ITS SPRING EDUCATIONAL FORUM OUT OF SAFETY FOR ITS ATTENDEES”

WTA Supports FCC Action on Suicide Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2019) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports the effort by the FCC to create an easy-to-use suicide hotline with the passage of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking this week. The following statement can be … Continue reading “WTA Supports FCC Action on Suicide Prevention”