WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2014 – The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) and the Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA) today announced plans to co-locate a new education and networking event for rural telecommunications providers at the ITEXPO in Las Vegas, Aug. 12-13.
“We’re excited to partner with RICA on this new event,” said RWA President Dave Dengel. “Members of both organizations will benefit from sharing strategies of what’s needed to remain a competitive player in the rural telecommunications industry. The chance for regional and local wireless and wireline carriers to explore the latest innovations in IT technology while simultaneously connecting with their industry peers is an invaluable opportunity.”
“Co-locating our new event at the ITEXPO gives RICA and RWA members a unique opportunity to both learn from each other and tap into the latest IT trends in revenue-generating opportunities such as M2M, SDN, cloud, VoIP, WebRTC and unified communications,” said RICA Chairman Jim Broemmer.
The joint RWA-RICA event will feature a half-day session followed by a reception Tuesday, Aug. 12 and a full-day session Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will be held at The Rio in Las Vegas. Paid registrations to the Rural Communications Show will include attendee access and specially priced exhibition opportunities for the ITEXPO, which will be held at The Rio, Aug. 11-14.

About RWA

Headquartered in Washington, DC, RWA – the Rural Wireless Association is a trade association representing rural wireless carriers who each serve fewer than 100,000 subscribers. RWA’s members have joined together to speed delivery of new, efficient and innovative telecommunications technologies to remote and underserved communities. For more information visit ruralwireless.org.

About RICA

– The Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA) is dedicated to being the recognized voice of small rural entities who provide competitive telecommunications services. Founded in 1999, membership includes providers of competitive services, vendors, and professional services firms interested in improving service in rural America. Together, RICA members are a leading front-line advocate, ensuring competitive choice in rural telecommunications. For more information, visit ricalliance.org.

About ITEXPO

ITEXPO is the business technology event that brings together IT professionals and experts to explore the latest technology and trends in M2M, SDN, cloud, VoIP, WebRTC, unified communications and much more. The event’s programming consists of four action-packed days filled with educational sessions, workshops and technology demos, competitions and expos, offering attendees everything “IT” under one roof. For more information, visit itexpo.tmcnet.com/west/.