Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appoints 15 to Governor’s Broadband Development Council

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed 15 to the newly created Governor’s Broadband Development Council, including former Texas Telephone Association board member Kirk Petty of Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Petty, a 40-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, will serve on the council created by the Texas Legislature…

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Stay safe online

Data breaches. Phishing attacks. Malware. Cybersecurity and threats to consumers and businesses remain a constant concern within the telecommunications industry. Whether it is a Fortune 500 company, a small business or a consumer at home, cybercriminals do not discriminate in targeting vulnerable computer systems. And would-be cyberthieves’ tactics…

State attorneys general joining fight against illegal robocalls

Attorneys general from every state have joined the fight against the growing scourge of robocalling. Attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia on August 22 announced an agreement with a dozen telecommunications companies to deploy technologies to battle robocalls. The companies include AT&T, Bandwidth,…

TTA recognizes telecommunications industry leaders

The Texas Telephone Association recognized telecommunications leaders for their contributions to the state’s telecommunications industry during the TTA Convention and Product Showcase August 25-28 in San Antonio. TTA recognized Lyn Kamerman, TTA executive director, with the prestigious Neville Haynes Award for 2019. This award, the highest honor given…

Registration is open for the Texas Telephone Association Convention and Product Showcase set for August 25-28

Registration is open for the Texas Telephone Association Convention and Product Showcase set for August 25 through 28. Please join hundreds of telecommunications industry professionals as we discuss key issues impacting the telecommunications industry at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. TTA convention…

TTA Foundation Awards $48,000 in Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Media contact: Stefanie Scott 512-784-8833 TTA Foundation Awards $48,000 in Scholarships Six Texas High School Students to Receive $2000 a Year for Four Years AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Telephone Association has awarded $48,000 in four-year scholarships to six Texas high school students entering college…

Texas Legislature Approves Emergency Contact Information Program to Aid First Responders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Stefanie Scott 512-784-8833 Texas Legislature Approves Emergency Contact Information Program to Aid First Responders AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have approved legislation that would allow Texans to securely register contact information for friends and family members for immediate…