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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.

Oct 18, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and NRECA CEO Jim Matheson were among five leaders of rural groups favoring retransmission consent relief in a letter to key Congressional leaders yesterday. The letter calls for language in the Satellite Television Extension an...
Oct 15, 2019
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s AMI partner, Itron has just released the results of its most recent survey of utility and consumer attitudes about energy efficiency. The “2018 Itron Resourcefulness Report” finds general acceptance of “big data analytics” solutions as communications technologies...
Oct 8, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Eleven NRTC members are scheduled to receive more than $95 million in grants and loans to build rural broadband facilities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday. The awards are through three different existing USDA programs – the Community Connect Grant Program, the Telecommu...
Oct 1, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Hart Electric Membership Corp. (Hart EMC), Hartwell, GA, today kicked off a project to install Itron advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) over its approximately 39,000 meters and 18 substations covering 1,150 square miles. “Network speed and architecture” are aspects of the flexible It...
Sep 30, 2019
by Randy Sukow
Ken Johnson, NRTC’s senior VP, Broadband Programs (pictured right), was one of the high-placed VIPs at the Sept. 26 ribbon-cutting for Meeker Electric Light and Power Association’s VIBRANT Broadband service. NRTC is assisting Meeker with construction of a broadband network scheduled for ...
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