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ILEC Associations Send Letter to FCC on Capital Budget Mechanism
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FCC Rural Broadband Expansion Program a Huge Success
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USTelecom members have pledged to provide broadband service to nearly 3.6 million rural locations with $1.5 billion in support from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund.

Companies to Serve Nearly 3.6 Million Rural Locations

 

Background: USTelecom members have pledged to provide broadband service to nearly 3.6 million rural locations with $1.5 billion in support from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund.

The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:

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Rural Telephone serves remote areas of Idaho, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.  For more than 2,300 Idaho subscribers, Rural Telephone Company is their primary link to the outside world.

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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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