The Nevada Telecommunications Association
(NTA) was founded in 1958 as an industry trade association of local telephone service
providers for their mutual benefit. They worked together, then and now, to provide a modem
network throughout Nevada providing quality telecommunications service.
The original name was the Nevada Telephone
Association, but as the industry expanded to include a multitude of new services, the name
was officially changed to the Nevada Telecommunications Association in 1996 and so filed
with the Nevada Secretary of State. The NTA is a corporation filed in Nevada.
The primary function of the NTA is to provide a forum for
communication between the local exchange carriers and other telecommunications service
providers. Approximately 300 other companies have filed for certificates from the Public
Utilities Commission (PUC) to offer telecommunications services within Nevada.
The NTA produces an annual directory including names of association members and
statistical information, provides an exchange map and sends out a newsletter, which is
published every month. The NTA office monitors activities at the PUC and at the
legislative sessions held in odd-numbered years. Events
sponsored by the association are handled through its main office in Reno and include board
meetings as well as an annual conference held in the fall at various locations in Nevada.
All administrative functions are provided through the main office including the awarding
of the John and Mary Louise Memorial Scholarship, the awarding of the Customer Scholarship, the recognition of Honorary Members
and the selection of the Distinguished Service Award given each August at the annual conference.
Membership is obtained by contacting the NTA for application forms via telephone, fax or
e-mail or by completing the
application provided on this website.
The 2016/2017 officers are:
- Mark Feest, President (CC Communications)
- Charlie Born, 1st VP (Frontier Communications)
- John Christian, 2nd VP (Lincoln County Telephone System)
- Harold Oster, Secretary (Reliance Connects)
- Mike Eifert, Executive Director & Treasurer (NTA)
Nevada Telecommunications Association. All rights reserved.
PO Box 34449, Reno, NV 89533-4449
Tel. (775) 827-0191
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