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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.   

Feasibility Study
As the saying goes, “you get what your pay for” and while others may offer “bargain” studies, is a low cost “cookie cutter approach” in the best interest of your consumer-members and customers as they make one of the biggest decisions in your cooperative’s history?
Funding
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.
Mapping
CrowdFiber gives you the tools to make sales or capture interest by address. Watch interest grow in neighborhoods you didn’t expect and maximize your ROI.
Design and Engineering
We make sure that when you deploy your network, you do it right. We’re with our members from the first day they design, to the day they light up the first customer. NRTC is committed to the success of our members’ deployments, and we have the experts and the tools on hand to make sure of it.
Project Management
Our project team is PMI/PMP trained and certified, bringing over 210 years of experience to our members. 100% of our projects are aligned with organizational and member goals. 
Procurement
NRTC’s procurement team leverages their knowledge and our long-standing relationships to help you integrate materials purchasing with design and project management to realize tremendous efficiencies.
Market/Sales Automation
CrowdFiber is a sales and marketing automation platform built for the unique needs of the electric and telecom industries.
Bundling (Mobile & Video)
Bundling your broadband services with Mobile and Video solutions can make your subscribers “stickier” and less likely to leave for another service.
Insights

NTIA Begins the Pursuit for BEAD and Middle Mile Broadband Funding

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has begun the process for distribution of billions in funding for broadband infrastructure nationwide. As described in a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, NTIA will provide the states $42 billion to support broadband access to unserved and underserved rural areas. 

Resources

The Latest News in Broadband

The Broadband Map is Out; Let the Challenges Begin

After years of public dissatisfaction with FCC broadband availability maps based on census block data, the FCC today unveiled more granular maps with door-to-door data. But all admit this first-draft map is flawed. The FCC will spend the next several months accepting challenges to the map’s data to make it adequate for broadband support programs.

With Recent Funding, “No Excuse” for Lack of Rural Broadband Coverage

Featured guest speakers, including Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA), discussed the current levels of funding for broadband projects and what additional federal broadband assistance to expect in the future during USTelecom’s online Broadband Investment Forum.

MyBundle.TV Helps Viewers Cut Through Streaming Confusion

Streaming video accounts for the heaviest traffic over broadband networks. Many consumers could use a helping hand navigating the approximately 150 services available. NRTC is partnering with MyBundle.TV, which has a tool that allows viewers to save time and money locating the ideal streaming services for them.

Contact Us to Learn More About How We Can Help with Your Broadband Project