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The Mission
of the
Pennsylvania Telephone Association

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

In the News

House Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the LIFT America Act legislation this week which includes a $40 billion broadband component. Apparently the legislation will spread the investment out over five years and use a reverse auction to support broadband in “unserved” areas ($30 billion) with $10 billion going to states via a separate reverse auction.

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On Monday, President Trump announced his intention to nominate PUC Commissioner Rob Powelson to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2020. The unanimous well-wishes from Powelson’s PUC colleagues were highlighted in a Commission news release and appear below.


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)
Binghamton, NY

November 9, 2017
PTA Small Company
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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