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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.

Jun 20, 2018
by Randy Sukow
A worldwide coalition of mobile phone carriers, infrastructure and handset manufacturers, semiconductor designers and others in the mobile communications world announced that it has approved the specification for standalone 5G wireless networks. More than 1,500 experts in the 3GPP standards group ga...
Jun 15, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Many of the leading government and broadband industry representatives in Washington, DC, are hitting the road this summer to meet with rural consumers who need, but often lack access to high-speed internet. A coalition of CoBank, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, NRECA, CFC, and the U.S. Departm...
Jun 15, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Rural electric cooperatives are justifiably proud of their democratic principles, nonprofit status, cooperative heritage, and their service to the community. But when co-ops speak about these virtues in public, do their members really care?  Do they believe the message or even listen? NRECA, wo...
Jun 13, 2018
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s NeoNova subsidiary, specializing in various internet services, held a preconference workshop at the recent NTCA IP Vision conference in New Orleans. Participants focused on several ways to improve their service to rural web users. As a follow-up, NeoNova has released “Growth, Loya...
Jun 8, 2018
by Randy Sukow
In case anyone doubted before, it is now safe to say that mobile phones are the most common form of voice telephone communications. As of year-end 2017, 53.9 percent of U.S. homes subscribed to wireless telephone services only. At the same time, 53.3 percent of adults (Americans over 18) subscribed ...
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