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National Associations

Each of these national telecom associations serves facilities based telephone companies.  United States Telecom Association is one of the largest associations catering to larger companies.  Nationa Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) and OPASTCO has a focus on Rural Independent Telephone Companies.  This is provided as a quick resource list.

United States Telecom Association (USTA)

Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)

National Exchange Carrier Assn (NECA)

National Telephone Cooperative Assn (NTCA)

Foundation for Rural Services (FRS)

Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA)  

Federal Government Agencies

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Rural Utilites Service (RUS)