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Smart Grid Benchmarking Report

NRTC and CFC co-authored the report based on survey responses from 60 cooperatives that have deployed a variety of smart grid technologies.
The technology solutions we research and create keep rural America connected while fulfilling the unique business and consumer needs of our members' communities.
MiEnergy Cooperative, Spring Grove Communications and Mable Cooperative Telephone formed a partnership to deliver broadband to communities in rural Minnesota. ...
Working with NRTC, Tishomingo County Electric Power Association obtained more than $10 million in funding to build their fiber optic broadband service through the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction. NRTC's CrowdFiber powered an online Auction Control Center with updated data...
Learn more about how Midwest Energy & Communications leveraged its fiber network for smart grid communications. ...
In 2015, Midwest Energy & Communications launched a plan to deploy fiber Internet access to its southwest Michigan service territory. Learn more about how MEC responded to its community's needs and deployed broadband to more than 10,000 customers and businesses. ...
HomeWorks Tri County Electric Cooperative serves 26,000 rural homes and businesses in 16, mid-Michigan counties. In 2017, the co-op's board approved an ambitious fiber-to-the-home project intended to benefit all of its members. This is their broadband journey. ...
Kaplan Telephone in Louisiana heard over and over from their wireless customers – it’s all about 4G. But, the cost to upgrade their towers and other infrastructure was prohibitive. So, they reached out to NRTC and its Telispire subsidiary. Telispire provides access to trusted nationwide...
That’s the tagline of Prairie Grove Telephone Company in Arkansas. But, it could also be used to describe NRTC’s managed network services, which are powered by its subsidiary NeoNova. Our job is to help members run their broadband operations more efficiently and on a more cost effective...
Members are looking at renewable energy as a way to balance their portfolio and meet member needs. And, there are a lot of solar providers out there.  NRTC’s solar offering helps members stay modern in their approach and offers flexibility in implementation. ...

Upcoming Webinars

NRTC webinars showcase strategies and best practices to leverage technology and seize opportunity.

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Rural Connect

Signing Up for Broadband? Would You Like a Free Streaming Device with That?
With holiday shopping season upon us, many NRTC members are offering discounted—or even free—Roku streaming devices to encourage their customers to sign up for broadband. On a recent webcast with NRTC video members, Renée Harrison, VP of Video Solutions, described how many of our members are u...

Events

Breached! Cybersecurity Webcast (1st Session)
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time Register here Audience: All NRTC Members - In an environment where cyberattacks continue to grow in frequency and sophistication, it is no longer a question of if, but when your organization will become a victim. NRTC is co-sponsoring this NTCA...

News

NRTC Adds Teresa Ferguson to Funding Services Team
Teresa Ferguson, an executive with 30 years of experience dealing with broadband policy, joins NRTC as senior director, Broadband and Infrastructure Funding. Building rural broadband networks to unserved and underserved areas has become an important government objective in the wake of the COVID-19 p...
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