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Rebuild Rural Coalition Sends Letter on Infrastructure to President Biden

On January 28, WTA along with many other organizations, sent a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize rural infrastructure, including broadband.

The letter says “The scope of the investment needed is staggering. Clearly, the federal government must continue … Continue reading “Rebuild Rural Coalition Sends Letter on Infrastructure to President Biden”

WTA Urges Congress to Allocate Specific Infrastructure Funding for Rural Broadband

In advance of the Senate Commerce Committee hearings on infrastructure this week, WTA released the following statement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – The following statement can be attributed to Derrick Owens, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry

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WTA Sends Letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committee on Rural Broadband Funding

On March 2, WTA sent letters to the leadership of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to express support for allocating federal dollars specifically for rural broadband infrastructure.  The letter notes both the President’s infrastructure proposal and the Congressional Budget … Continue reading “WTA Sends Letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committee on Rural Broadband Funding”

WTA Files Comments With FCC Regarding Barriers to Wireline Infrastructure Deployment

Today, WTA filed comments with the FCC in response to the NPRM requesting comment on how to streamline wireline broadband build-out. WTA’s comments focused on Section 214(a) discontinuation process and pole attachments.

WTA recommends the FCC declare “that deployment of … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments With FCC Regarding Barriers to Wireline Infrastructure Deployment”

ILEC Industry Tells Congress to Support Rural Broadband

On February 27, WTA, NTCA, USTelecom and ITTA sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee asking them to ensure that broadband networks in rural areas are supported in any national … Continue reading “ILEC Industry Tells Congress to Support Rural Broadband”