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WTA Praises Local Voice Rate Floor Freeze by FCC and Supports Elimination of Rate Floor Requirement
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2017) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports the Order approved today by the Federal Communications Commission that freezes the local voice rate floor that rural telecommunications providers must charge their customers in order to receive support from the Universal Service Fund. This mandatory minimum often resulted in rural residents […]
FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" Proposal Welcome Return to Consumer-Focused Approach

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" plan puts pro-consumer and pro-investment policies within reach.

Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Restoring Internet Freedom,” which seeks comment on how the agency should treat broadband internet service in a dynamic, innovative online environment.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:


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Welcome to Idaho Telecom Alliance

The Idaho Telecom Alliance's mission is to support the advancement of its members, to collectively share ideas and to promote services to rural telecom subscribers throughout Idaho.

The Idaho Telecom Alliance (ITA), formerly the Idaho Telephone Association, was formed in 1984 as the voice of rural telephone providers throughout the state of Idaho.  In 2008, the Idaho Telephone Association changed its name to the Idaho Telecom Alliance to reflect not only the advances in the telecommunications industry but also the spirit of teamwork and collaboration that exists between the members.  The ITA is the leading advocacy group for independent telecommunications companies in Idaho.

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