Our Solutions

NRTC’s technology focus starts with the members in mind — what they need, what solves their challenges, what will benefit them. More than simply offering access to technology, NRTC designs complete solutions to meet the unique needs of each member. From selection to implementation through on-going operation, our team stands by you to help maximize your technology investment.

We design our solutions to work together for the benefit of our members. Building a communications network that enables electric cooperatives to implement advanced smart grid technologies; mobile solutions that enable broadband providers to offer bundled services; managed services that enable members to operate a reliable and secure network.

We help you deliver fast, reliable broadband to all your customers—no matter how remote. From technology evaluation and business modeling to design and engineering and right through construction and daily operations, you’ll get the right model for providing high-speed service.
Smart Grid
Our goal is to provide the right combination of technologies to assist all functions within a rural distribution cooperative. NRTC solutions make life easier for linemen in the field, technicians remotely monitoring systems or the manager planning deployment and financing.
Managed Services
Operations, billing, and customer care are vital for success. Many of our members are jumping into telecommunications for the first time, and we understand just how much work it takes to prepare for and successfully operate telecommunications networks. There are a multitude of things a new operator must manage, and we here to help.
Our highly flexible turnkey solution enables operators to enjoy all the advantages of smartphone, tablet, and IOT use on a nationwide 4G LTE/5G cellular network, even in areas where creating a costly wireless infrastructure just isn’t feasible.
Our People

Always Looking for Ways to Improve

Improving our member experience through their technology deployment and operations is one of NRTC’s primary goals. It’s always a plus to find practices that improve efficiency because anything that makes our tasks more efficient usually ends up benefiting our members. Take, for example, the latest endeavor by NRTC Operations Manager Eve Tapscott.


The Latest News

Commenters Urge Flexibility While Creating SCS Regulatory Regime

The FCC recently accepted comments on its proposed regulatory framework for Supplemental Coverage from Space (SCS), text communications between satellites and mobile phones. A large majority of commenters endorsed the Commission’s goals in the proceeding, but some asked for special attention toward preventing adjacent-channel interference with mobile phone bands. From a rural perspective, commenters praised the technology for potentially making emergency communications with first responders possible in very remote areas. But some also asked the FCC to allow rural mobile phone carriers be able to offer SCS, as well as national carriers.

2022 Annual Report Describes Building the Dream Technology Project

NRTC today released its 2022 Annual Report featuring CEO Tim Bryan’s analysis of the past several years. NRTC has consciously moved to bring more expertise in-house to help members build communications networks that closely match their individual needs. The report also includes a look back at some of the highlights of 2022, which included moves to bring more experts in house and to introduce new technologies and services. An email to all NRTC members earlier today has a link to the report and full 2022 financial results.

FCC Broadband Funding Map Tracks Federal Awards

A new FCC Broadband Funding Map allows broadband providers to research where federal programs are assisting the construction of broadband facilities. The map includes data from the FCC’s RDOF and ConnectAmerica-2 programs, as well as programs backed by the Rural Utilities Service, the U.S. Treasury Department and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The map also offers limited broadband coverage information as of June 30, 2022, based on the earlier-introduced National Broadband Map, which remains a work in progress.

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