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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.

May 17, 2019
by Randy Sukow
A bipartisan group of senators led by Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday introduced the Broadband Data Improvement Act, legislation that would make current efforts by government agencies and private firms to improve the quality of broadband availability data a matter of federal law. The bill&rsqu...
May 16, 2019
by Randy Sukow
The need for broadband service is pressing in much of rural America and the orthodox means for meeting demand often are not enough. Rural electric and telephone companies are forming alliances, acquiring companies and entering partnerships … preferably with each other, but not always …...
May 14, 2019
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s TechConnect 2019, meeting this week just outside Austin, TX, has been an opportunity for rural telcos and electrics who do business every day to trade their ideas and secrets to success. The highlight of a breakout session on broadband technology today had three experienced electric man...
May 13, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Rural associations NRECA, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association (formerly the American Cable Association) are urging the FCC to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “as soon as possible” to form the Rural Digital...
May 10, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Wi-Fi links on unlicensed wireless bands have become an essential tool for consumers connecting to the internet, whether at home linking to cable or fiber networks, or sipping coffee at Starbucks. As the speeds of commercial internet services have increased, Wi-Fi standards have kept pace, despite g...
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