GONZALES, LA – EATEL General Counsel Janet Britton was recently elected to serve as one of 12 rural telecommunications providers represented on the 2015 Board of Directors for NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier national association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies.
NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. The NTCA board members were elected by plurality to serve as commercial and cooperative company representatives in the association’s six geographic regions. Britton was elected to represent the Southwest Region serving Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico, and will be officially seated at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO March 8 in Phoenix, Ariz.
“NTCA members have chosen a highly qualified and uniquely skilled group of industry leaders to guide the association next year,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield. “These individuals’ contributions have made and will continue to make our association stronger and better positioned to take on the challenges of today and to seize opportunities in the future. I look forward to working closely with each of them.”
“I am honored to have been elected to serve on the board of this prestigious association and will use my time on the board to focus on ways we can work together to drive the rural telecommunications industry forward,” said Britton.
For a full list of the 2015 Board of Directors, visit the NTCA website.
EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services, including its newest service, LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling, and more HD channels. Founded in 1935, EATEL is currently in its 80th year as a service provider and business leader in Ascension and Livingston Parishes.