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Helping members deliver advanced technology solutions across rural America.
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. ...

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Rural Connect

Broadband Labeling Is Uncontroversial, But What of “Big Tech” Labeling?
The FCC unanimously adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require ISPs to set rules for point-of-sale labeling on broadband service. Congress in the November 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) directed the Commission to set labeling rules within a year. As it turned out, the FCC...

Events

Colorado Rural Electric Association Annual Meeting
Denver, CO. NRTC staff will attend. ...

News

NRTC’s Ted Solomon Lends Rural Expertise to FCC’s Tech Advisory Council
The FCC today announced the newest composition of its Technological Advisory Council (TAC), a group of experts from a wide range of organizations that offer the Commission insights into telecommunications technology. Ted Solomon, NRTC’s VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, is joining ...
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