Telmar Network Technology is a member and/or affiliated with several organizations including:
elmar has been an active member of QuEST Forum
since 1999. Throughout the years, Telmar’s involvement with QuEST Forum has been at all levels including working committees and sub-teams along with multiple presentations at QuEST Forum’s Best Practices Conferences around the world. President and CEO, Steve Pickett, is currently an executive contributor on the QuEST Forum Executive Board
. Our involvement with QuEST Forum has allowed us to form and enhance relationships across the industry, influence the standard, and gain from the best practices shared by other members.
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas. It is dedicated to the promotion of the high tech industry in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The MTBC accomplishes its mission by fostering a supportive business environment for technology companies and members of the technology community through leadership, advocacy, education and cooperative initiatives. The MTBC does this by "Connecting People, Inspiring Ideas". www.metroplextbc.org
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through Standards development, Policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI. http://www.tiaonline.org/
The Canadian Independent Telephone Association (CITA) was founded in 1905 and represents Canada's independent telephone companies before federal and provincial bodies and deals with matters of major concerns to its members. The Association also actively promotes the increase and advancement of telephone service in the communities served by its members. www.cita.ca
CCA was founded in 1992 by nine rural and regional wireless carriers as a carrier centric organization. Since its founding, CCA has grown to become the nation's leading association for competitive wireless providers serving all areas of the United States. Today, the licensed service area of CCA's over 100 carrier members covers more than 95 percent of the nation. www.rca-usa.org
Iowa has the most independent telecommunication providers in the country, with approximately 154 companies providing service to rural Iowa. Simply put, these companies were started because farmers and the small communities needed telephone service and the larger phone companies weren't interested in serving rural areas with few customers. Because of the changing landscape of the telecommunications industry, the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association was organized in 1966 to represent the small telephone companies throughout Iowa. http://www.riita.com/
Founded in 1949, the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA) sets out in the first paragraph of its Bylaws its goal of advocating "for uniformity and efficiency in accounting, operating, maintenance and construction for supporting the continuance of telecommunications service to the public." This in a state encompassing 591,004 square miles -- one fifth the area of the "lower 48." The distance from Ketchikan in the Southeast to Barrow on the Arctic Ocean is similar to the distance from Minneapolis to Daytona Beach, but unconnected by roadways. The width of the state would stretch from the east coast of Georgia into California. This is the area served by ATA companies. www.alaskatel.org/
The Utah Rural Telecom Association (URTA) is a group of independent telephone companies that have joined together to promote common interests and share ideas and knowledge.
URTA members are committed to providing rural Utah with the best telecommunications services available. URTA is an association representing 14 independent telephone companies which serve approximately 80% of the geographical area of the state to over 96,000 residents. http://www.urta.org/
The Idaho Telecom Alliance's mission is to support the advancement of its members, to collectively share ideas and to promote services to rural telecom subscribers throughout Idaho.
The Idaho Telecom Alliance (ITA), formerly the Idaho Telephone Association, was formed in 1984 as the voice of rural telephone providers throughout the state of Idaho. In 2008, the Idaho Telephone Association changed its name to the Idaho Telecom Alliance to reflect not only the advances in the telecommunications industry but also the spirit of teamwork and collaboration that exists between the members. The ITA is the leading advocacy group for independent telecommunications companies in Idaho.
The Wyoming Telecommunications Association (WTA) consists of 12 independent local exchange telephone companies that are located in whole or in part in Wyoming. These companies, located mainly in rural communities, have provided local telephone service in their communities for decades. All are dedicated to supporting and expanding the economic viability of their communities and to enhancing the educational and business opportunities available to community members. www.wyotelassn.org
The Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA) unites a diverse industry in the western states for the purpose of advocating the telecom interests of rural Americans before federal and state regulators and the United States Congress. This is necessary to ensure affordable and quality telecommunications services for all rural Americans.
The United Network Equipment Dealer Association (UNEDA) is an alliance of more than 300 of the top used network equipment dealers worldwide. These secondary market suppliers work together to promote industry best practices, ensure the highest standards of product quality, and eradicate counterfeit and fraud in the secondary market. www.uneda.com
The Texas Telephone Association, Inc. (TTA), was founded in 1905. TTA is the trade association that supports the incumbent local exchange telephone companies of Texas. The incumbent local exchange telephone companies – or ILECs – are the original wire-line telephone companies. They are the primary service providers to the residents and business communities of Texas. http://www.tta.org/
Several small, rural telecommunications companies providing local exchange service in Colorado formed the Colorado Telecommunications Associations (CTA) in 1963. The stated purpose of the organization was to advance the interest of rural telecommunications. CTA's members are dedicated to providing the highest quality telecommunications services available at affordable prices for all their customers in rural Colorado. www.colotelecom.com
The mission of the Arizona New Mexico Telecommunications Association (ANMTA) is to enhance and promote telecommunications services for our members in Arizona and New Mexico. With the direction of our board members we will set the highest standards to provide affordable and reliable communications services with a competent and professional work force. www.anmta.org
The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders. www.utc.org