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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 7, 2017
by Randy Sukow
The FCC later this month plans to continue tinkering with its rules to encourage investment in non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO) systems for broadband over fixed-satellite service (FSS). It tentatively plans to streamline its NGSO rules during its September open meeting to follow up  on ...
Sep 6, 2017
by Randy Sukow
One of the ancient Washington clichés is “carrot and stick.” If the government wants you or any member of the public to change your behavior, it can offer a carrot, such as a tax incentive or deregulation. If the carrot doesn’t work, there are lots of nasty sticks, up to fin...
Sep 1, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) has sent out word that it is accepting donations to help rural electric cooperatives affected by Hurricane Harvey. Funds especially will go toward helping cooperative employees and their families get back on their feet. Martin Bevins, TEC’s VP, Communications...
Sep 1, 2017
by Chris Martin
NRTC members this week received CEO Tim Bryan’s e-mail regarding the recently completed member survey. We shared the results, including the summary presentation the NRTC board reviewed at its August meeting. We’re pleased that our scores improved in 13 of the 14 questions we asked from ...
Sep 1, 2017
by Chris Martin
As summer vacation memories fade and kids return to school, our rural electric and telephone communities begin the annual ritual of the fall meetings. As always, NRTC staff will be at the five NRECA regional meetings and the NTCA Fall Conference. If you’d like to meet with NRTC to discuss tech...
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