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NRTC serves more than 1,500 rural utilities across the United States. Broadly, these members fit into two categories. Electric cooperatives, both consumer-owned distribution cooperatives, and generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. We also serve rural telecommunications companies, both independently owned entities and telecommunications cooperatives.

electric Cooperatives

NRTC serves a diverse community of electric cooperatives throughout the nation. We serve distribution cooperatives, which provide power to end consumers, and generation and distribution cooperatives, which provide wholesale power to those co-ops.  

There is a saying in our industry: if you’ve met one co-op, you’ve met one co-op. Each co-op is unique with its own geography, climate, needs and challenges to overcome. We work with each co-op, one-on-one, to determine exactly how we can help. That might be through advanced metering infrastructure, demand response, alternative energy distribution or even broadband deployments. 

telecommunications companies

We represent the advanced technology and back-office support needs for a wide range of telecommunications utilities across the country–from member-owned telephone cooperatives, to small privately held telephone companies. We also provide services to a range of tribal telecommunications authorities and municipal governments.  

These entities have provided vital telecommunications services to the communities that need it most for nearly a century. It has been NRTC’s honor to meet the advanced technology needs of these storied utilities—now and throughout the changing landscape of the rural telecommunications industry. 

Member Stories

NRTC Celebrates Milestone with Member UCS

United Cooperative Services (UCS) celebrated adding 10,000 subscribers to its state-of-the-art fiber optic broadband network serving rural Texas. NRTC announced the creation of a United Cooperative Services Technology Scholarship in honor of the milestone.

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