Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in and offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and experts. Check out this growing list of telecommunications associations.

Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)
A national trade association, OPASTCO represents small, independently owned local exchange carriers and their affiliate telecommunications companies.

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
TIA is composed of large and small companies that manufacture or supply products used in global communications networks.

Small Business in Telecommunications (SBT)
SBT is a nonprofit organization that strives to forward the interests and improve the competitive edge of small businesses in the telecommunications field.

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