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 attributed to Derrick Owens, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs:

“Suicide touches far too many families in our country. WTA supports the FCC taking the step to designate 988 as the suicide hotline number. This action will save lives, and our member companies stand ready to implement this new tool.”

Press release can be found here.