NTCA and Net Literacy Expand Partnership

The NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) and Net Literacy are expanding their partnership together.

“We are grateful for the support and advocacy of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association,” said Daniel Kent, Founder of Net Literacy. “The NTCA has supported us via a grant this year and in June, I visited Washington DC to talk with 100 Foundation for Rural Service youth about how teens can help increase digital inclusion in their own rural communities.” The Foundation for Rural Service brings 100 teens to Washington each year to learn about the regulatory and legislative processes. Educational sessions on these topics are greatly enhanced by site visits to the U.S. Capitol and the Federal Communications Commission, in addition to meetings with industry leaders and members of Congress.

“It is impressive,” said Kent, “that the NTCA engages youth in the process of reducing the digital divide and empowers them by helping these teens to understand how the Federal government works. The NTCA is a socially responsible organization that advocates youth engagement and one of the solutions to reducing the digital divide.”

Recently, the NTCA added Net Literacy as an Organizational Connection on the webpage: Strategic Outreach: Connecting and Collaborating for Rural Communities.

About the NTCA:

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), “the voice of rural telecommunications,” is the premiere non-profit association representing over 570 small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through the advocacy of broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure and services. NTCA is a full-service association, featuring a highly effective government affairs program; expert legal and industry representation; a broad range of educational services; a comprehensive communications program with visibility in the media; and a well-rounded complement of industry events and an array of employee benefit programs. For more information, visit the NTCA.

About Net Literacy:

Net Literacy is a student founded nonprofit where 50% of the board of directors is comprised of middle school, high school, and college students. Net Literacy has increased computer access to over 150,000 Americans, been honored by two American Presidents, refurbished 12,000 computers in the last three years alone, and had three of their initiatives cited by the FCC in the National Broadband Plan presented to Congress. For more information, visit Net Literacy or email [email protected]