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Congratulations to Rep. Greg Walden on Selection as Next Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee

USTelecom congratulates Rep. Greg Walden for being selected to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Background: Yesterday, the Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) to serve as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick:

Rural Associations Urge FCC to Waive Lifeline Standalone Broadband Requirement
WTA and NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association filed a letter urging the FCC to waive the requirement for high-cost ETCs to offer standalone broadband service to their Lifeline customers due to the continuing higher retail costs for standalone broadband. Without such a waiver, high-cost ETCs are required to provide such an offering beginning December 2, 2016.

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Direct Communications, an independent telecommunications leader, has been providing quality communications services to Idahoans since 1954, specializing in rural areas.

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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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