The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) represents more than 470 small, local telecommunications companies serving primarily rural areas of the United States and Canada. OPASTCO membership includes both commercial companies and cooperatives, which range in size from fewer than 100 to 100,000 access lines, and collectively serve more than 3 million customers. OPASTCO represents rural telecommunications interests before federal regulatory bodies and Congress, provides publications, and holds two conventions annually in January and July of each year, addressing the needs of the small telecommunications industry. The association has an affiliate 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). Visit the OPASTCO Web site at www.opastco.org.
About OPASTCO’s 49th Annual Winter Convention:
OPASTCO’s Winter Convention focuses on the educational and networking needs of small, rural communications carriers and the vendors who serve them. The meeting showcases strategic management, regulatory issues, and revenue opportunities vital to the prosperity of the rural communications industry.