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NRTC offers Rural Connect as a place for its members and others interested to follow all topics related to communications technology and how it affects rural electric cooperatives and telecommunications providers. NRTC uses this blog to announce and discuss its products and services. NRTC posts all Rural Connect content on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, where you can use the blog to discuss technology, regulatory, legislative and business issues.

Mar 23, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Only 24 percent of electric utilities in the United States have deployed fully automated work order systems for their field workers, according to Clevest, NRTC’s partner providing mobile workforce management solutions. Despite potential improvements in productivity, customer satisfaction and o...
Mar 22, 2017
by Randy Sukow
We here at NRTC have been having a lot of fun with virtual reality technology beginning with the demonstration at our annual meeting and TechAdvantage a few weeks ago. We’ve set the equipment up at our Herndon, VA, offices a few times to give employees here a chance to experience it and specul...
Mar 20, 2017
by Randy Sukow
The agenda for the FCC’s monthly meeting this Thursday (March 23) includes an order to eliminate what it calls “outdated” regulations for the 800 MHz Cellular Service. The goal is to expand the available capacity for high-speed mobile data communications. Published reports indicate...
Mar 17, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) in Vermont yesterday held itself out as an example of what can happen when a well-funded rural telecommunications provider works together with local governments and businesses for economic development. Kurt Gruendling, WCVT VP of Marketing and Business ...
Mar 15, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Telecommunications and electric utility organizations were among the 54 commenters from nearly all sectors of the U.S. economy this week with opinions on how to manage the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administrati...
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