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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.

Sep 27, 2016
by Randy Sukow
Beginning sometime in 2017, AT&T Labs says it will be ready to begin field trials of “Project AirGig,” a plan to eventually introduce “multi-gigabit” Internet service using a combination of unlicensed wireless and a variation on old broadband over powerline (BPL) technolo...
Sep 23, 2016
by Randy Sukow
Eric Freesmeier, president and CEO of NRTC’s newly acquired subsidiary, Pulse Broadband, was one of the featured speakers at a broadband panel at the Minneapolis NRECA regional meeting earlier this week. CoBank hosted the session, which gave rural electric cooperatives a chance to hear about o...
Sep 23, 2016
by Randy Sukow
I’ve been in Minneapolis the last couple of days attending NRECA’s Region 5 and 6 meetings. It’s a part of the country where there is high interest in alternative energy and several rural electric cooperatives have begun community solar projects. A panel Thursday morning with manag...
Sep 21, 2016
by Randy Sukow
Over the last few years, nearly every national organization representing telecommunications, wireless and Internet technology has rebranded to reflect the rapid changes in technology. That includes your humble NRTC. Yesterday it was The National Cable & Telecommunications Association making the ...
Sep 19, 2016
by Randy Sukow
Jason McGinnis, chief operating officer at NRTC’s NeoNova subsidiary takes over this week as NeoNova’s president. He succeeds Ray Carey, who has served as NeoNova CEO since 2010. “It’s never easy to lose someone of Ray Carey’s caliber, but we were fortunate to have ano...
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