WTA Applauds the Introduction of the Bipartisan Lowering Broadband Costs for Consumers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2023) – WTA applauds Senators Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) for introduced S. 3321, the Lowering Broadband Costs for Consumers Act, legislation that requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to embark … Continue reading “WTA Applauds the Introduction of the Bipartisan Lowering Broadband Costs for Consumers Act”

WTA Applauds White House Supplemental Request for Affordable Connectivity Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2023) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is glad to see the White House include funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in its supplemental spending request to Congress made today. The following statement can … Continue reading “WTA Applauds White House Supplemental Request for Affordable Connectivity Program”

WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband Honors Mark Gailey with Jack H Rhyner Award and Mike Reed with Associate Member Award

HELENA, MT – (September 12, 2023) – At its 2023 Fall Education Forum, WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband President Jimmy Todd presented Mark Gailey with the Jack H Rhyner Award.

Mark Gailey is President and GM of Totah Communications, … Continue reading “WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband Honors Mark Gailey with Jack H Rhyner Award and Mike Reed with Associate Member Award”

WTA Elects New President, Officers, and Directors

HELENA, MT – (September 12, 2023) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is pleased to announce the election of its new officers for the coming two years: Pat McElroy, CEO/GM, Northeast Nebraska Telephone Co. (NE) as President; Matt Continue reading “WTA Elects New President, Officers, and Directors”

WTA Congratulates Anna Gomez on Confirmation to FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2023) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband congratulates Anna Gomez on her Senate confirmation to serve as a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission.

“We’re pleased to see the Senate act earlier today on President

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WTA Applauds FCC Waiver on Budget Control Mechanism

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2023) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds the FCC for waiving the application of the budget control mechanism for rate-of-return carriers that receive High Cost Loop Support (HCLS) and Connect America Fund Broadband Loop … Continue reading “WTA Applauds FCC Waiver on Budget Control Mechanism”

WTA Supports BCM Waiver Circulating at FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2023) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports the Order circulated by Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to waive the Budget Control Mechanism for the budget year starting in June.

The following statement can … Continue reading “WTA Supports BCM Waiver Circulating at FCC”