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The Mission
of the
Pennsylvania Telephone Association

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

In the News

Excerpt from PTA testimony offered on Wednesday to members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee during a public hearing on the telecommunications industry and broadband deployment.

“With all of the changes made by the FCC since 2011 and its CAF/ICC Order, RLECs are receiving dramatically less support to keep basic service affordable and maintain the traditional landline network.   As mentioned, we are COLR providers for traditional service, and adhered to the statutory mandate under Act 183 to deliver broadband service […]


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Excerpts from the respective comments of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and AT&T regarding the former’s report accusing the company of declaring lower income residents of Cleveland ineligible for the company’s discount broadband program.


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

June 1, 2017
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, PA

July 10 - 12, 2017
PTA’s 115th Annual Convention
Hershey, PA

October 3 - 4, 2017
NETS (Northeast Telecommunications Showcase)

About Us

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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