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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.

Nov 17, 2017
by Randy Sukow
DISH Network Founder Charlie Ergen was the highlight speaker at NRTC’s TechConnect 2017 conference in Jekyll Island, GA, as the conference wrapped up the week’s business and technology sessions yesterday. In an interview setting with NRTC CEO Tim Bryan, Ergen covered several topics, incl...
Nov 16, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Last summer, Microsoft announced its Rural Airband Initiative, an ambitious plan to eliminate all gaps in broadband service within five years by developing the TV white spaces. To put the plan into place, the company said that it needed rural partners to help manage and deploy fixed wireless broadba...
Nov 14, 2017
by Randy Sukow
A large gathering arrived in Jekyll Island, GA, today for the opening of NRTC’s TechConnect 2017. NRTC established the conference this year as a centralized showcase of all the various technologies it promotes. It all started this evening with an oceanside reception of the Westin Jekyll Island...
Nov 14, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Dick Martin, NRTC’s director, Demand Management Solutions, was the keynote speaker yesterday at the Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS) in the Tampa, FL, area.  During the presentation, Martin provided a roundup of demand management technologies from a rural utility perspective. NRTC was the p...
Nov 13, 2017
by Randy Sukow
Last week, NRTC sent out a call for nominations for elections to the NRTC board of directors. There will be elections for five directors during the 2018 NRTC Annual Meeting, which will be in two parts. The first meeting for electric members will be Feb. 25, concurrent with the NRECA Annual Meeting a...
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