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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.

Oct 18, 2018
by Randy Sukow
After dropping in 2015 and 2016, the total amount of investment in U.S. broadband network construction increased in 2017, USTelecom announced today. The association released its annual analysis of broadband capital expenditures, which includes wireline (fiber and DSL), wireless and cable modem inves...
Oct 17, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Two of the four sitting FCC commissioners, one Republican and one Democratic, had a positive reaction to the idea of expanding the available unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi communications into the 5.9 GHz band. NCTA-The Internet and Television Association asked the Commission to adopt a Notice of Prop...
Oct 16, 2018
by Randy Sukow
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr last week toured several towns in Minnesota and the Dakotas to call attention to service providers and equipment manufacturers in the region who are making strides to establish broadband service for everyone. Many of the places Carr visited provided demonstrations of wh...
Oct 10, 2018
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s NeoNova subsidiary today announced that it has deepened its members’ online protection potential by partnering with Dynetics of Huntsville, AL. Dynetics offers a wide-ranging suite of services that can enhance the ability of NRTC members to protect against, detect, and respond to ...
Oct 8, 2018
by Randy Sukow
For a rural internet provider – telco or electric – every step in the initial planning, construction, marketing and day-to-day operation requires continual analysis. Everyone, ranging from established ISPs to new entrants seeking to reach previously unserved areas, must keep track of the...
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