Rural Broadband Association Anticipates Over 2,000 Attendees at RTIME

NTCA to Host 2023 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO Featuring Broadband Supply, Workforce Development Announcements

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association will host its annual Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) beginning Sunday, February 19, in San Diego. RTIME is one of the largest gatherings focused exclusively on the business, the people, and the technology of rural broadband. This year, NTCA is expecting over 2,000 attendees who will hear the latest on federal telecom policy issues, tech trends and ways NTCA members can “make this moment count.” NTCA also will announce new collaborations to help community-based broadband providers overcome broadband supply chain and workforce challenges and prepare for growth in the industry.
Media are invited to cover the on-the-record portion of the event featuring NTCA Board Chairman Barry Adair, Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield and speakers from Calix, Corning Inc., Northwood Technical College and the Foundation for Rural Service on Monday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 22. Media wishing to attend in person must RSVP to Laura Withers no later than Friday, February 17. A live stream of the program also will be available on the NTCA Facebook page.
NTCA’s 2023 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Monday, February 20 
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. PT   
Barry Adair, Board Chairman, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association            

CEO Address
Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association 

Panel: Building a Broadband Ecosystem for the Future
Shirley Bloomfield

Matt Collins, Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations and CMO, Calix

Keith Martin, Vice President of North American Distribution, Corning Inc.

Dr. John Will, President, Northwood Technical College

Wednesday, February 22
10:20 – 11:00 a.m. PT           
Foundation for Rural Service  
Cheryl Rue, Board Chairwoman, Foundation for Rural Service
Pam Becker, Executive Director, Foundation for Rural Service

Source: NTCA media announcement

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