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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 23, 2017
by Randy Sukow
NRTC has just completed an agreement with Aquanta, a Northern Virginia-based company that developed a smart water heater technology. The Aquanta device improves electric consumption efficiency and saves consumer dollars. NRTC and Aquanta are now finishing the details of a program to give NRTC member...
Oct 20, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Many surveys over the years have tracked the drop in rural population and the rising share of older-aged/lower-educated demographics in rural areas. Broadband availability, many hope, is the way to convince younger people to stay in rural areas and contribute to the community. The 2017 Rural Youth T...
Oct 19, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Bringing broadband to underserved areas has been one of the front-burner issues for NRECA and its electric cooperatives in 2017, and NRTC has been happy to work with NRECA every way it can. It is especially happy when the subject moves to how rural electric companies can form partnerships with telco...
Oct 18, 2017
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s ongoing task is to find and deploy advanced technologies for rural America. It absolutely depends on staying in close touch with our members. Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of staying in touch. Some NRTC staff spent today honing that skill. Expect to see subtle ...
Oct 16, 2017
by Randy Sukow
The government struggles to assemble an accurate map of exactly where in rural America broadband providers are active. It continues to propose new regulations to require more granular information from broadband providers to the point that rural providers are complaining about the cost burdens of dat...
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