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, our membership includes providers of competitive services, vendors, and professional services firms interested in improving service in rural America. Together, we are a leading front-line advocate ensuring competitive choice in rural telecommunications.

RICA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to the operational challenges and interests of rural competitive service providers. We do this by providing opportunities, education and support for our members, their communities, and their customers by promoting a fair and competitive marketplace, and by giving our members the tools and information they need to be successful and to compete effectively.

We welcome your membership and active participation in RICA.

Membership Benefits

RICA provides a wide range of services and benefits to its members. The following core benefits are available to all members:

Underwriting RICA’s mission and goals to improve the success of rural competitive service providers

  • RICA Membership Directory
  • Registration for Annual Meeting & Fall Forum at member rates
  • Access to RICA’s regulatory and legislative monitoring
  • E-Mail News Alerts
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Access to members-only section of web site
  • Marketing Resource Guide
  • Opportunity to participate on RICA committees
  • Network opportunities with other rural competitive service providers
  • Timely Bulletins on important CLEC compliance issues
  • Collective representation on regulatory or legislative matters
  • Exposure to FCC and other policymakers