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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, 2017
by Randy Sukow
NRTC’s ongoing task is to find and deploy advanced technologies for rural America. It absolutely depends on staying in close touch with our members. Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of staying in touch. Some NRTC staff spent today honing that skill. Expect to see subtle ...
Oct 16, 2017
by Randy Sukow
The government struggles to assemble an accurate map of exactly where in rural America broadband providers are active. It continues to propose new regulations to require more granular information from broadband providers to the point that rural providers are complaining about the cost burdens of dat...
Oct 13, 2017
by Randy Sukow
A perennial complaint at the FCC is that its data for broadband service availability is lacking. Commonly, members of Congress and industry figures say the data is out of date or lacks enough granularity to specifically pinpoint which areas have broadband, and which do not. But rural  broadband...
Oct 11, 2017
by Randy Sukow
The need for greater access to broadband internet was one of the chief themes of a speech FCC Chairman Ajit Pai delivered yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Reagan-style deregulation is one of the paths to rural Internet growth, he said. So far during his tenure...
Oct 10, 2017
by Randy Sukow
NRTC as a matter of routine reviews many technologies and assesses them as potential solutions for our rural members. During this year’s much harsher-than-usual hurricane season, some of these technologies are getting a closer look, pressed into service for storm recovery projects. We at NRTC...
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