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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. 


Build and Launch Your Network Right

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. 

  • Design is an important first step  
  • Make sure the design is implemented efficiently and as accurately as possible  
  • Our Cooperative Design process ensures contractors act in accordance with the design  
  • As the saying goes, “don’t let the fox guard the henhouse”  
  • Don’t assign a job to someone who is incentivized to exploit it to his own ends!  
  • We have no outside investors. We are entirely focused on efficient use of member capital.  
  • We have tools to deliver near real time information so you can see when redlines are made, we can help you investigate anomalies, and we can course correct on the fly. 

Member-Focused Engineering Services
  • Develop a reliable, scalable network that provides a foundation for generational investment  
  • Customized solutions from CCNP Certified Professionals  
  • World class networks designed with vendor agnostic preference  
  • Fully incorporated fiber connectivity solutions  
  • Cost effective, accurate and efficient deliverables  
  • You need a strong partner 

permitting services

Let our expert analysts handle your permitting needs.

NRTC has the expertise and experience you need so your staff isn’t tied up on permit applications and administration.  

  • Highly Experienced Team: We’ve obtained permit approvals from a variety of organizations, including railroads, DOTs, the Army Corps of Engineers, drainage boards, and cities/counties.  
  • Scalable CAD Capabilities: Our expert CAD team scales to your needs, regardless of your project’s size.  
  • Licensed Professional Engineers: Our licensed professional engineers can address any sear requirements. As part of the permitting process, the team looks for the most beneficial path to take, if cost savings are available.  

Take advantage of our battle-tested permitting process. 

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FCC’s Broadband Map – What NRTC Members Should Know  

The FCC’s National Broadband Map has been out for more than a week and individual consumers, local governments, service providers, and other entities interested in maintaining the map’s accuracy have a limited time to file challenges before the next, updated version. NRTC staff has compiled a list of next steps for map challengers.

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.

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