NTCA Fall Conference 2017
We had a great week at i-Comm Connect to wrap up a busy September! Several members of our team traveled down to Philadelphia to attend and sponsor the NTCA 2017 Fall Conference from September 24-27. NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, is the premier association representing more than 800 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America.
As first-time attendees and sponsors, i-Comm Connect knew the NTCA Fall Conference would be a great learning opportunity and way to meet with members of the Rural Broadband Association. What we were not fully anticipating though, was how family-oriented and down to earth everyone turned out to be. NTCA made great use of the 3.5 days by mixing fun networking events and important regulatory and industry sessions into an excellent agenda. Although we stayed for the 3.5 days, it only took 3.5 minutes to understand what NTCA means by the guiding principles:
- NTCA cultivates a positive work environment that embodies a culture of respect,collaboration,communication and innovation.
- Commitment to delivering premier services to every member, every time.
It was especially great to hear from Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner of the FCC and Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, who both discussed the importance of stability and simplicity in the high-cost universal service fund, as well as the importance that everyone should have access to modern communications, regardless of who they are or where they live.
The conference was a great success and we are tremendously excited to be continuously involved with NTCA and their mission moving forward.