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Name: Alaska Telephone Association
Link: http://www.alaskatel.org/
Description:

Founded in 1949, the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA) sets out in the first paragraph of its Bylaws its goal of advocating for uniformity and efficiency in accounting, operating, maintenance and construction for supporting the continuance of telecommunications service to the public.  This in a state encompassing 591,004 square miles -- one fifth the area of the "lower 48" and is the area served by ATA companies.

Name: Arizona New Mexico Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.anmta.org/
Description:

The objective of ANMTA is to enhance and promote telecommunications services for our members in Arizona and New Mexico. With the direction of our board members we will set the highest standards to provide affordable and reliable communications services with a competent and professional work force.

Name: Arkansas Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.ataweb.org/
Description:

The Arkansas Telecommunications Association (ATA) was founded in 1922 with the following goals: "The objects and purposes of the Association shall be to promote cooperation in all matters of interest to the telecommunications business and/or any other business devoted to or dealing with the transmission or communication of sounds, signals or data in any form in the State of Arkansas; to aid the members in securing fair and just rules and regulation of the said businesses, to collect, systematize, and classify information and data concerning the said businesses and make it available to the members for their use; to promote and systematize uniformity in accounting, operation, maintenance, and construction; and to hold meetings at stated periods where the members of the Association may meet, interchange views, and discuss business and the most advantageous methods of management, advertisement, and other problems applicable to their particular businesses."

Name: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Link: http://www.afcea.org/
Description:

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.  AFCEA’s members, sponsors and associates are among the world’s leading designers, planners, manufacturers, testers and users of systems, services and components for communications, intelligence, imaging and information systems.

Name: California Communications Association
Link: http://www.calcomwebsite.com/
Description:

California Communications Association (CalCom), is a statewide non-profit trade association comprised of incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) providing telecommunications services within California. In addition to these core members, over 115 providers of products and services to the industry are CalCom Associate Members.

Name: Colorado Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.colotelecom.com/
Description:

Established in 1963, the stated purpose of the organization is to promote, foster, and provide a forum for the advancement of the social and economic well being of the people of the State of Colorado through the universal availability and affordability of quality telecommunications service.

Name: Competitive Carrier Association
Link: http://www.rca-usa.org/
Description:

CCA was founded in 1992 by nine rural and regional wireless carriers as a carrier centric organization.  Since its founding, CCA has grown to become the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers serving all areas of the United States. Today, the licensed service area of CCA’s over 100 carrier members covers more than 95 percent of the nation.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CCA advocates on behalf of our members’ interests and works to educate policymakers on the key issues that impact our members’ ability to compete, survive, and thrive.  Currently these issues include automatic data roaming, interoperability throughout the 700 MHz spectrum, Universal Service Fund reform, spectrum policy and licensing issues and handset exclusivity, among others.

Advocating before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the White House and Congress, CCA works to ensure that our members’ voices and views are heard not only by policymakers but also by the media, third parties and throughout the entire wireless industry.

Name: FISPA
Link: http://www.fispa.org/
Description:

Mission

Driving middle market growth resulting in business innovation, capital formation, professional development, regulatory awareness and advancement of meaningful business relationships.

Vision

We will provide the highest member-valued experience with the best programming, educational and advocacy resources to make FISPA the organization of choice for protecting the principles of the competitive telecommunications and providing experience-driven advocacy.

Value Proposition

A rich cross-section of senior industry leaders committed to sharing dynamic membership experiences focused on strategies for growth

Name: Fiber Broadband Association
Link: https://www.fiberbroadband.org/
Description:

Established in 2001, and the only all-fiber trade association in the Americas, the Fiber Broadband Association provides advocacy, education and resources to companies, organizations and communities who want to deploy the best networks through fiber to the home, fiber to the business and fiber everywhere. Our member-led association collaborates with industry allies to propel fiber deployment forward for a better broadband future here and around the world.

Fiber Broadband Association members represent the entire broadband ecosystem: providers, suppliers, consultants, consumers, policymakers, device makers and application providers. 

Name: Georgia Telephone Association
Link: http://www.gta.org/
Description:

The Georgia Telephone Association (GTA) was established by its core members to provide a vehicle through which their interests could be represented in legislative, regulatory and public arenas.  The Active members of GTA are comprised of Georgia's Incumbent Independent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) also defined as Tier 2 companies in Georgia's Telecom Act of 1995.  GTA has twenty-nine (29) Active members.

Name: INDATEL
Link: http://www.indatel.com/
Description:

What We Do

INDATEL is a service provider offering a unique reach to areas where others cannot. Through REX, our Rural Ethernet Exchange, we deliver a means to Ethernet Connectivity via 90,000 route miles of fiber deployed across America. 

Who We Are

An ever-growing and evolving membership of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing best-in-class, cost effective transport connectivity via fiber optic routes in rural and metropolitan areas. Between our members, we are able to deliver reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and underserved markets.

Name: Idaho Telecom Alliance
Link: http://idahotelecomalliance.org/
Description:
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.
Name: Illinois Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.il-ita.com/
Description:

The Illinois Telecommunications Association (ITA) and its professional staff serve at the direction of the corporation's Board of Directors and are guided by it's standing and special committees. There are also a number of ad hoc committees created to address special, one-time issues. As new members join the Association, additional committees will be formed to serve our diverse membership.

Name: Indiana Broadband and Technology Association
Link: http://www.itainfo.org/
Description:

The Indiana Broadband and Telecommunications Association (IBTA) is a non-profit trade association representing Indiana's telecommunications industry. Our members include 40 local competitive wireline and wireless companies and over 125 companies that supply goods and services to telecommunications companies.

Name: Iowa Communications Alliance
Link: http://www.iacommunicationsall.org/
Description:

The Iowa Communications Alliance represents more than 130 community-based telecommunications providers who offer broadband, telephone and digital television service to rural Iowans. We provide leadership and advocacy in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters to promote an environment that allows our members the opportunity to succeed in serving their communities and customers. We strive to achieve "better telecommunications through education" as we educate members, policymakers, legislators, customers and the media about the indispensable services our members provide to their communities, customers and the entire state of Iowa.

Name: Kansas Telecommunications Industry Association
Link: http://www.ktia.org/
Description:

The Kansas Telecommunications Industry Association (KTIA) is a trade association that has been serving the Kansas telecommunications industry since 1900. KTIA represents the needs and concerns of its members at both the state and national levels, and strives to inform citizens and legislators about the ever-changing telecommunications industry.

Name: Kentucky Telephone Association
Link: http://www.ktaoffice.org/
Description:

The Kentucky Telephone Association (KTA) is the leading state trade association supporting and promoting the telecommunications industry in the Commonwealth.  Membership is open to all telecom companies operating in the Commonwealth as well as manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of communications equipment and materials.

Name: Louisiana Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.ltassn.org/
Description:

Established in 1948, Louisiana Telecommunications Association (LTA) is composed of 19 independent telephone companies in the state, 3 Affiliate members and 105 Associate members.

Name: Minnesota Telecom Alliance
Link: http://www.mnta.org
Description:

The Minnesota Telecom Alliance is a trade association that advocates and represents the interests of nearly 100 small, medium and large companies that provide advanced telecommunications services like voice, data, wireless video, and high-speed Internet access to Minnesota’s metropolitan and rural communities.

Name: Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association
Link: http://www.mtia.org/
Description:

The MTIA is dedicated to being the premier forum in Missouri in which all telecommunications companies in the state are able to gain a better understanding of industry and public policy issues, communicate collectively with state regulators, legislators, and other stakeholder groups when appropriate, and promote greater public understanding of the industry.

Name: Montana Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.telecomassn.org/
Description:

The Montana Telecommunications Association is a non-profit corporation representing its members before the Montana Public Service Commission, other state and federal agencies, Congress and the Montana Legislature.  MTA member companies provide local residential and business phone services, as well as a full-spectrum of other telecommunications services.

Name: National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
Link: http://www.ntca.org/
Description:

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, an association of small, rural, community-based communications providers, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through the advocacy of broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure and services.

Name: Nebraska Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.ntaonline.net
Description:

The Nebraska Telecommunications Association is a trade association representing the local telecommunications industry in Nebraska.  The active membership is comprised of 36 local exchange carriers operating in Nebraska.

Name: Nevada Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.nevtelassn.org/
Description:

The Nevada Telecommunications Association will support its member organizations through regulatory, legislative and public relations advocacy.   The Association will enhance the communications business environment, advance the business interests and promote the reputation of its member organizations.  The Association will foster cooperation, mutual respect and unity among its members in pursuit of the Associations goals and objectives.

Name: New York State Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.nysta.com/
Description:

The New York State Telecommunications Association, Inc.'s (NYSTA's) membership includes the state's premier telecommunications service providers which serve virtually all individuals and businesses in the state.  Currently, the association is comprised of 54 telecommunications carriers, including 19 internet service providers and more than 170 associate members.

Name: North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives
Link: http://www.ndatc.com/
Description:

The North Dakota Association of Telephone Cooperatives is a trade organization representing both cooperative and commercial telephone companies serving rural North Dakota. Members of the Association provide telephone service to over 158,000 subscribers in every county in North Dakota while maintaining approximately 50,000 miles of line.

Name: North Dakota Telephone Association
Link: http://www.ndta.net/
Description:

North Dakota Telephone Association was organized in 1982 and is comprised of 18 Local Exchange Carriers as Active members, 10 companies serving as Affiliate/Sustaining members, and nearly 100 Vendor and Supplier companies as Associate Members.

Name: Ohio Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.ohiotelecom.com/
Description:

The Ohio Telecom Association (OTA) is a statewide trade association that promotes the common interests of telecommunications companies serving and employing Ohioans. The OTA currently represents 41 telecommunications providers, 3 wireless providers and over 100 associate member companies that supply goods and services to the telecommunications industry.

Name: Oklahoma Telephone Association
Link: http://www.oklata.org/
Description:

Oklahoma Telephone Association mission is to promote the common interest of all Association members, to educate the general public about the telecommunications industry and its programs and to enhance the public’s knowledge and perception of the telecommunications industry and Association members.

Name: Oregon Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.ota-telecom.org/
Description:

The Oregon Telecommunications Association has served as the cornerstone of the telecommunications industry in Oregon for over 90 years. The association supports a VISION of the future communications environment as one in which all consumers will enjoy new levels of choice and control over a wide range of services, delivered at reasonable prices over a public switched broadband network providing seamless interconnectivity with private networks.

Name: Pennsylvania Telephone Association
Link: http://www.patel.org/
Description:

The mission of Pennsylvania Telephone Association is to advocate for its members and their customers and shareholders.  The strategies of the organization include campaigns to educate legislators and regulators about our members' broadband capabilities and progress, advances in technology impacting our industry, and maintaining focus on key "voice" issues.

Name: SITA of Kansas
Link: http://www.sitaofks.com/
Description:

SITA's purpose has always been to continue the established partnership relationship between all of the rural telecommunications companies, regardless of size, and to continue restoring the dignity of the independents by proving that they have personnel who are as experienced and capable as anyone within the industry in providing quality telecommunications service to Kansas. SITA advocates on behalf of its members, both at the state and national level, and serves as a liaison between its member companies and other industry members, offering educational and networking opportunities through spring, annual, and various other meetings.

Name: Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Link: http://www.scte.org/
Description:

SCTE is proud to serve as the technical and applied science leader for the cable telecommunications industry. Since its beginning in 1969, the Society has been dedicated to providing meaningful resources and programs for its members and the industry. From industry-wide initiatives to create more efficient operations to technical training programs on the latest technologies to job aids to assist field personnel in their everyday responsibilities, SCTE has programs and benefits for every professional level in the industry. The Society’s "Boots to Suits" philosophy is designed to not only enhance the careers of technical employees throughout the network, but also provide operators with a well-trained workforce that, ultimately, means a more efficient system, economic benefits and an improved customer experience.

Name: South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association
Link: http://www.scteleassoc.com/
Description:

The South Carolina Telecommuniations and Broadband Association is a non-profit organization representing approx. 25 local telecommunications service providers, serving nearly 4 million people in the state of South Carolina.

Name: South Dakota Association of Telephone Cooperatives
Link: http://www.sdatconline.com/
Description:

SDATC plays a leading advocacy role on behalf of its members before the South Dakota Legislature and the United States Congress.  SDATC also provides its member companies with a variety of workforce training seminars to industry personnel. 

SDATC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one representative from each telephone cooperative in the state.  Privately-owned, out-of-state, tribal, coop company subsidiaries and municipal telephone companies can also become SDATC members with limited membership privileges.  Suppliers of goods and services to the industry may become associate members of SDATC.

Name: Telecommunications Association of Michigan
Link: http://www.telecommich.org/
Description:

The Telecommunications Association of Michigan helps its members meet customer and stakeholder needs by providing effective public policy advocacy, educational programming, and consensus building opportunities necessary in a constantly evolving industry.

Name: Telecommunications Association of the Southeast
Link: http://www.telse.org/
Description:

The mission of the Telecommunications Association of the Southeast is to promote and represent the telecommunications industry by providing services, support, and value for its diverse group of members and their customers through a forum that encourages the sharing of resources, ideas, and information.

Name: Telecommunications Industry Association
Link: http://www.tiaonline.org/
Description:

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industries through standards development, government affairs, business opportunities, market intelligence, certification and world-wide environmental regulatory compliance with support from its 600 members.

Name: Telephone Association of New England
Link: http://www.tane.org/
Description:
TANE is the oldest and largest trade association for the local exchange carrier industry in the New England region whose telco membership is comprised of facilities-based telecommunications incumbent carriers, including FairPoint Communications, TDS Telecom and all independent New England companies.  TANE's Associate Membership is comprised of businesses that have a professional interest in telecommunications including manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment, professional consultants to the industry, information service providers, wireless providers as well as ISPs, cable companies and others.
Name: Tennessee Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.tenntel.org/
Description:

The Tennessee Telecommunications Association (TTA) based in Nashville, Tennessee is an industry trade organization that includes all types of telecommunications service providers as well as suppliers to the industry. TTA offers timely regulatory and legislative information and provides a forum for discussion of industry matters.  We facilitate issues resolution, consensus building in areas where common interest exists, and provide opportunities for partnering and networking.

Name: Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Link: http://www.tstci.org/
Description:

TSTCI is a statewide association of the small, rural telephone cooperatives and independent local and/or family-owned telephone companies. TSTCI members are committed to providing rural Texas with the best telecommunications available. The telecommunications network (“The Network”) of Texas depends on our member companies’ individual pieces of “The Network”.

Name: Texas Telephone Association
Link: http://www.tta.org/
Description:

Texas Telephone Association (TTA) founded in 1905 is a trade association supporting incumbent local exchange telephone companies in Texas.  There are 61 incumbent local exchange telephone companies providing service to more than 13 million access lines in 1,244 exchanges.

Name: Utah Rural Telecom Association
Link: http://www.urta.org/
Description:

URTA members are committed to providing rural Utah with the best telecommunications services available. URTA is an association representing 14 independent telephone companies which serve approximately 80% of the geographical area of the state to over 96,000 residents.  Thanks to the URTA member companies, residents of rural Utah enjoy the latest advances in telecommunications services.

Name: Utilities Telecom Council
Link: http://www.utc.org/
Description:

The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders.

Name: Virginia Telecommunication Industry Association
Link: http://www.vtia.org/
Description:

VTIA, the leading organization of telecommunications service providers in Virginia continues to fulfill its goal "to promote the interests of telecommunications company members within the Commonwealth." The standing committees of the Association which are the "backbone" of the Association arduously engage in training programs, technical seminars, and mutual discussion groups to fulfill this goal.

Name: Washington Independent Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.wita-tel.org/
Description:

Founded in 1915, the purpose of the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA) trade organization is to pursue statewide strategies that encourage the deployment of technologies that will enable WITA members to be the best providers of telecommunication products and services.

Name: Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.wsta.info/
Description:

The object and purpose of WSTA is to encourage, develop, foster and stimulate the growth and represent and address the mutual interest and needs as defined by its membership.

Name: Wyoming Telecommunications Association
Link: http://www.wyotelassn.org/
Description:

The Wyoming Telecommunications Association's mission is to provide information, representation and general assistance to its Members in regulatory, legislative, and general business matters relating to the telecommunications industry.  The WTA consists of 12 independent local exchange telephone companies that are located in Wyoming.  These companies have provided local telephone service in their communities for decades.