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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.

Jan 19, 2018
by Randy Sukow
A draft of an FCC report to Congress on the state of broadband expansion in America will reverse the direction of Obama-era findings and declare that broadband coverage is growing at a satisfactory pace. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says that he has distributed the draft to other the other commissioners wi...
Jan 18, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Five members of the Senate Broadband Caucus wrote President Trump yesterday to ask for direct funding for rural broadband projects in any proposed national infrastructure legislation. The new funding would be in addition to existing universal service support and grant and low-cost loan programs from...
Jan 17, 2018
by Randy Sukow
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today that it will host a summit, “Creating Partnerships to Ensure Access for All,” to aid the start-up of rural broadband construction projects in the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Economic...
Jan 16, 2018
by Randy Sukow
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says that he has distributed a proposal to augment funding to the universal service high-cost fund by $500 million. The extra funding would shore up shortfalls that formed following the Commission’s 2016 Rate-of-Return Reform order, which have prevented some rural broadba...
Jan 11, 2018
by Randy Sukow
David Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), put spectrum management issues at the top of the agency’s priority list during a speech yesterday at the Consumer Electroni...
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