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But you also don’t want to buy too many materials too soon – those purchasing and warehousing costs can bust a budget.

Let NRTC’s procurement team leverage their knowledge and our long-standing relationships to help you integrate materials purchasing with design and project management to realize tremendous efficiencies.


Coordination of purchasing and construction activities

We coordinate so you don’t have to. Your management team can focus on other aspects of your project knowing materials procurement and project integration are taken care of.


the advantages of scale

You will have a bigger voice with NRTC’s cooperative buying power than on your own. This leads to better delivery times, greater price certainty and better terms.


more certainty around materials availability

Through advance orders and business arrangements, NRTC ensures availability for all needed broadband materials in advance of project start.


Optimization of your project tracking and reporting

NRTC Materials Procurement Services tracks the ordering and shipping of materials purchases so that all aspects of your project remain synchronized. NRTC meets weekly with key equipment vendors to ensure that you have the latest information and get the timely updates you need to make the best buying decisions.


Value added services and patronage

NRTC has long-term contracts with manufacturers and distributors which reduce lead times and guarantee pricing. Your materials purchases are eligible for patronage, resulting in even more opportunities to lower your broadband project costs. Let our Materials Procurement team show you how this applies to your specific situation

Insights

Southern Indiana Broadband Project Featured in RE Magazine

SEI Fiber, a partnership of Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corp. and neighboring rural telco, SEI Communications, is nearing the end of a 1,800-mile high-speed network construction project. NRTC managed the project that has begun providing 1 Gbps service to the region with technology expandable to 10 Gbps in the future.

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