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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 18, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) recently introduced the “Connect America Fund Accountability Act” (HR 427), a proposal to improve the level of broadband reporting from carriers that have been awarded CAF support. The bill comes five months after the FCC announced the rural service pro...
Jan 13, 2019
by Randy Sukow
There are several ways to deliver broadband service to the home and every rural electric or telco is going to have a unique set of challenges. But for almost every project, the first step is to build a backbone fiber optic network, said NRTC CEO Tim Bryan on Friday at NRECA’s CEO Close-Up in M...
Jan 10, 2019
by Randy Sukow
The splashy headlines coming out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week have been about 10G. NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe jointly announced the “10 Gigabit Full Duplex DOCSIS standard,” which will deliver 10 gi...
Jan 4, 2019
by Randy Sukow
NRTC has completed the nominations process for four seats on its board of directors. The nominations committee has accepted the candidacy of incumbent directors in voting districts 2, 5, 7 and 12. They will all be unopposed during the upcoming 2019 NRTC Annual Meeting. Raymond Henagan, CEO of Rock ...
Jan 3, 2019
by Randy Sukow
As we get started with a new year, it seems like a good time to take notice of the latest estimates from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which recently estimated that 51.2 percent of the world’s population or 3.9 billion people, are using the internet as of Dec. 31, 2018. For...
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