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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.


Mar 26, 2020
by Randy Sukow
As a large portion of the nation’s workforce remains at home and laboring as efficiently as they’re able over the internet, online crooks are finding ways to take advantage of the situation. NRTC Managed Services this week is sending a warning to its members to watch out for the scams. “These...
Mar 25, 2020
by Randy Sukow
The FCC said today that is delaying the start date for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) auction from June 25 to July 23. The auction is for Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3650 MHz band. CBRS PALs are a major part of the Commission’s plans to open mid-band spectrum to suppo...
Mar 25, 2020
by Randy Sukow
President Trump on Monday signed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (Broadband DATA Act, S. 1822), a rare piece of communications legislation in that it attracted bipartisan support. The bill’s passage reflects the near universal agreement that the FCC needs more ...
Mar 19, 2020
by Randy Sukow
Today, NRTC announced that it has acquired CrowdFiber, a Rome, GA-based software leader in broadband marketing and online sales automation. CrowdFiber excels at using analysis of geographic areas to plan business and marketing strategies. Many NRTC telco and electric members are already CrowdFiber c...
Mar 17, 2020
by Randy Sukow
NRTC organized and led three well-attended panel sessions at the NRECA TechAdvantage conference in New Orleans earlier this month. We are pleased that NRECA is allowing our members to link to audio recordings if all three of those sessions. When you click the links below, the web site will ask you t...
Mar 17, 2020
by Randy Sukow
The FCC this morning released a “preliminary list” and map of the census blocks across the nation that will be eligible for funding through the Oct. 22 Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction. These are the locations that the FCC believes are unserved by 25/3 Mbps service, based on...
Mar 13, 2020
by Randy Sukow
Two NRTC board members were among the rural agribusiness leaders the FCC named today to working groups within its Task Force for Reviewing Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture. Jimmy Todd (pictured left), CEO and general manager, Nex‐Tech, Lenora, KS, will serve on the workin...
Mar 12, 2020
by Randy Sukow
There were capacity crowds of about 200 attendees each at solar and power storage sessions NRTC organized and led at the NRECA TechAdvantage conference last week in New Orleans. Interest in solar generation is growing among rural residents. And storage solutions are proving to be valuable tools for ...
Mar 6, 2020
by Randy Sukow
NRTC was happy to sponsor mini-radio distribution at the TechPark corner of NRECA’s TechAdvantage exhibit floor in New Orleans this week. TechPark was an opportunity for vendors to highlight certain technologies and go into greater detail about power distribution concepts. TechAdvantage held this ...
Mar 6, 2020
by Randy Sukow
For members who missed it, NRTC has posted a video of its entire 2020 Annual Meeting for electric-industry members, March 1. The meeting featured addresses by Board Chairman Shannon Clark and CEO Tim Bryan. The guest speaker was Marine Colonel Matthew Reid, who described his missions in Iraq and Afg...
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