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.

Broadband
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.
Mobile
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.

Resources

The Latest News

FCC’s Broadband Map – What NRTC Members Should Know  

The FCC’s National Broadband Map has been out for more than a week and individual consumers, local governments, service providers, and other entities interested in maintaining the map’s accuracy have a limited time to file challenges before the next, updated version. NRTC staff has compiled a list of next steps for map challengers.

The Broadband Map is Out; Let the Challenges Begin

After years of public dissatisfaction with FCC broadband availability maps based on census block data, the FCC today unveiled more granular maps with door-to-door data. But all admit this first-draft map is flawed. The FCC will spend the next several months accepting challenges to the map’s data to make it adequate for broadband support programs.

With Recent Funding, “No Excuse” for Lack of Rural Broadband Coverage

Featured guest speakers, including Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA), discussed the current levels of funding for broadband projects and what additional federal broadband assistance to expect in the future during USTelecom’s online Broadband Investment Forum.

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