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The Mission
of the
Pennsylvania Telephone Association

is to advocate for its Members,
their customers and shareholders.

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Excerpt from a statement by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai regarding the Commission’s review of state opt-out requests of the FirstNet program.

“In the Spectrum Act of 2012, Congress charged the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) with establishing a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network.  A nationwide network necessarily includes coverage of rural areas.  Although this Order does not adopt a specific rule that requires FirstNet to meet rural deployment benchmarks, I’m satisfied that we have made […]


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Common Cause Special Adviser and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, on the Sixth Circuit Court’s decision overturning the FCC’s municipal broadband order.


October 4 - 5, 2016
NETS (North East Telecommunications Showcase)
Wilkes-Barre, PA

November 17, 2016
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, PA

March 16, 2017
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, PA

April 26 - 27, 2017
PTA Spring Conference
State College, PA

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The PTA, which was established in 1902, represents the interests of its rural local exchange telephone company members before regulatory and government bodies, and provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.

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