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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.

Jul 18, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Building broadband internet service to remote rural areas is a costly and complex project. Wherever possible, NRTC always has encouraged its members from the rural electric and telephone worlds to work together. Telcos have the knowledge and experience to build communications networks; electric co-o...
Jul 13, 2018
by Randy Sukow
When you talk or write about rural broadband, there are certain things most people understand from the start. Broadband networks are costly to build. Broadband networks are especially costly to build in low-population areas. Some form of subsidy must be in place before anyone will invest in broadban...
Jul 12, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Commissioner Brandon Carr delivered the good news this morning during the FCC’s monthly agenda meeting: “In the race to 5G, we have now freed up more spectrum than any other country.” A few minutes later, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel delivered the “but …” &...
Jul 11, 2018
by Randy Sukow
Almost all the attention in mobile voice and data world this year is on 5G services, the first of which, some providers say, will be commercially available before the end of 2018. But CTIA’s annual “The State of Wireless” report released this week takes time to look back at one of ...
Jul 2, 2018
by Randy Sukow
America continues its race to new digital technologies and fiber optic backbone networks are becoming essential to basic communications. Many rural electric cooperatives have begun building backbone networks of their own. NRTC and NRECA, working with equipment manufacturer Ericsson, have released a ...
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