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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.

Apr 18, 2019
by Randy Sukow
The FCC says that the “clock phase” of Auction 102 for licenses in the 24 GHz band has ended, sending the auction process to an “assignment phase,” in which the Commission determines which precise licenses the winning clock-phase bidders will receive. The assignment phase is ...
Apr 16, 2019
by Randy Sukow
There is still time to register for NRTC’s TechConnect 2019, May 13-15, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa outside Austin, TX. TechConnect is a chance for members doing or seriously considering initiating business with NRTC to gather, learn and network. It is also a place for NRTC&...
Apr 12, 2019
by Randy Sukow
President Trump this afternoon gave the FCC a platform at the White House to announce that the Commission is creating a new $20.4 billion rural broadband funding program, the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). Also, during the White House appearance, the Commission announced that it will begin i...
Apr 12, 2019
by Randy Sukow
New categories of small cells and other wireless infrastructure will proliferate across the country as 5G wireless networks grow. The FCC is proposing to simply the regulatory process for these devices, including  in rural areas, by modernizing its rules for over-the-air-reception devices (OTAR...
Apr 10, 2019
by Randy Sukow
The FCC received reply comments this week from those saying the Commission should not go forward with plans for universal service distribution without a first adopting a process for challenging eligibility requirements based on FCC Form 477 data. The comments come as telecommunications providers, e...
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