Utah Rural Telecom Association members are committed to providing rural Utah with the best telecommunications services available. URTA is an association representing 12 independent telephone companies whose facilities serve to provide technologically advanced telecommunications services in the rural areas of Utah.

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The Utah Rural Telecom Association (URTA) is an organization dedicated to bringing together Utah’s leading rural telecom companies, providing a unified voice addressing the needs of public policy, collaborative infrastructure development, networking and addressing the unique challenges associated with providing service to rural Utah.

Our Membership:

URTA’s members are independent rural   telecommunications providers throughout the State of Utah. URTA’s members provide advanced telecom services to over 50% of Utah’s population and more that 75% of Utah’s vast geography. The size of this powerful organization gives the URTA a power voice, not only in Utah but throughout the region and in  Washington, DC as well.

Organizational Structure:

URTA is a member-driven organization. Board members are elected annually from the membership by majority vote. The board is comprised of a president, first vice-president, second vice-president with administration and legal counsel provided by Kira M. Slawson of Blackburn & Stoll, LC.


URTA’s website is designed to be a means for connecting rural telecom companies. On this site, members will find the means to connect with other membership organizations as well as with associate membership organizations. Members can also find information about upcoming meetings, events and news surrounding the industry.



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Join us March 20-23, 2016 for the annual URTA meeting in St George at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Associate membership in URTA provides you a networking opportunity with the top decision makers of Utah local exchange carriers, and to participate in our annual spring meeting, in St. George, during the second week of March, directly following completion of the state legislative session. The Tri-state Conference is held in August and is hosted each year in one of the three states (Utah, Idaho, & Wyoming).

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