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Whether it’s carried by fiber, delivered through a wireless connection or beamed from a satellite, NRTC is your key to broadband. We can help you start a network from scratch or optimize the one you currently have. Help you evaluate feasibility and identify funding opportunities. Help you design, build and operate your network. We can help with every aspect of your broadband project.  

We’ll work with you to evaluate, plan, design, and manage the build of a fiber, wireless or hybrid (fiber/wireless) network to bring broadband to homes and businesses requiring high-speed Internet solutions. And, we help you make that project sustainable by supporting your launch and providing essential services critical to your network’s on-going operations. We partner with electric and telephone members across rural America to implement successful broadband projects.   

Building a broadband network is a complex undertaking—and most likely the largest investment made in the communities you serve in generations. NRTC’s team of experts is ready to help you make thoughtful and well-informed decisions when pursuing the creation of your broadband business.
Federal and State governments are unleashing a tidal wave of grant funding programs to bridge the digital divide. Our funding experts can help you build a competitive, sustainable, low-risk business plan to win funding and provide a better life for your community.
Network Engineering
Every network is different—and so are our solutions. NRTC’s inside plant network engineers work side-by-side with you to determine the services and technologies that will best suit your business and connectivity needs of today and tomorrow. As a co-operative, we do far more than design and build networks; we partner with our members to build lasting infrastructure that enables rural communities to grow and thrive.
Design Solutions
Building a FTTx, wireless, or smart grid network is a generational investment in your community. It’s also a massive undertaking—one you want done right. With industry-leading tools and decades of experience, NRTC is the partner you can lean on to design and deploy a network capable of supporting long-term growth.
Project and Construction Management
You’re doing more than building a new broadband network, you’re beginning a new and complex business venture. Our project and construction management teams are committed to ensuring your business is designed and deployed to meet your needs. We carefully manage the work being done in your community to verify everything is done correctly and on schedule.
The community you serve matters—to you and to us. So, when it comes to acquiring the necessary materials to build and maintain your network, our procurement team leverages their knowledge, experience, and long-standing relationships with key suppliers to ensure you’re well taken care of.
Market and Sales Automation
CrowdFiber is a sales and marketing automation platform built for the unique needs of the electric and telecom industries.
Bundling (Mobile and Video)
Bundling your broadband services with Mobile and streaming video solutions can make your subscribers “stickier” and less likely to leave for another service.

Why Choose NRTC?

There are many providers out there who can help you develop, deploy and maintain your broadband network. But NRTC is different.

We understand that every network is unique, and there is no “one-size fits all” solution. We don’t have a specific network we’re trying to sell—we help you explore all available options to understand the potential effects each one can have on your business.

What’s more, NRTC is organized as a cooperative. That means that we are not driven by profit, but rather the long-term success of our members.


The Latest News in Broadband

$102.4 Billion Is Highest Broadband Capex in 21 Years, USTelecom Says

USTelecom recently released its 2022 Broadband Capex Report finding that broadband providers invested $102.4 billion in construction of broadband connections last year. That was the highest expenditure since 2001, according to the report. The association collected data from major carriers, but not from small telcos, electric co-ops, or satellite providers. The report estimates those entities would amount to “no less than $2 billion” in additional capex.

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NRTC Adds Pivot Proficiencies to Build Rural Connections

NRTC has acquired The Pivot Group LLC, known as broadband’s leading marketing and customer experience agency. With nearly 20 years of experience providing marketing research and strategy, branding, web development and other services to rural clients, Pivot’s goals and talents fit well with NRTC’s efforts to help members build plan, finance, build and operate broadband networks. Other NRTC members not involved in broadband also will benefit from Pivot services.

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