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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.   

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?
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.
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. 
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 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 affects 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

2022 Annual Report Describes Building the Dream Technology Project

NRTC today released its 2022 Annual Report featuring CEO Tim Bryan’s analysis of the past several years. NRTC has consciously moved to bring more expertise in-house to help members build communications networks that closely match their individual needs. The report also includes a look back at some of the highlights of 2022, which included moves to bring more experts in house and to introduce new technologies and services. An email to all NRTC members earlier today has a link to the report and full 2022 financial results.
Viasat-3 Liftoff on April 30

Viasat-3 Launches, Increases Satellite Broadband Capacity

After numerous delays—ranging from the coronavirus, to supply chain concerns and lastly unfavorable weather—Viasat had a successful launch of its Viasat-3 broadband satellite on Sunday, April 30, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Dana Taylor Brings Industry Knowledge as NRTC Broadband Solutions President

Dana Taylor, former VP, Merger Planning for T-Mobile, is joining NRTC as its new president, Broadband Solutions. To date, NRTC has led and supported members in 60 broadband network construction projects covering more than a million rural homes. Taylor will lead a staff of 150 Broadband Solutions employees after having led several construction, engineering, operations and financial projects during his career.

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