Member Driven.
Technology Focused.

We help members deliver advanced technology solutions across rural America.


Evaluating, designing and building broadband networks to meet member needs 

We help you deliver fast, reliable broadband to all your customers—no matter how remote. From technology evaluation to business modeling, right through construction and daily operations, you get the right model for providing high-speed service. Let us worry about managing complicated back-office systems like cloud storage, email servers and security. Our team takes care of the technology while you take care of your customers. 

managed services

Providing the tools and resources to maximize our members’ efficiency

Operations, billing, and customer care are vital for success. Many of our members are jumping into telecommunications for the first time, and we understand just how much work it takes to prepare for and successfully operate telecommunications networks. There are a multitude of things a new operator must manage, and we are here to help. Leverage our expert personnel and leading-edge products and services so your team can focus on taking care of your customers, improving your network, and growing your business. 

smart grid

Building a reliable, efficient, next-generation power system in rural America

With improved communication thanks to a faster flow of data with advanced metering infrastructures (AMI), you’ll know how and where your customers are using electricity. This knowledge reduces outages, gets power back online faster when outages do occur, and helps you run a more efficient utility. We can make life easier for everyone from the linemen in the field to technicians remotely monitoring systems to the manager planning deployment. Let us help you build the best network for your service territory, with demand management features, advanced analytics, and advanced, next-generation energy capabilities. 


Blazing fast data and voice service from coast to coast

Our members provide advanced mobile service in many very remote parts of the nation. These rural providers are serving their communities efficiently and affordably without having to build a single mile of wireless infrastructure, providing their customers top-notch smartphone and tablet use. Our turnkey private label Mobile Virtual Network Operator makes this possible. And our experienced wireless team means you’ll also get excellent and flexible back-office support.


We asked electric cooperatives about their broadband deployments

Here is what we learned.

Since NRTC published its first REC broadband benchmarking report in 2020, the number of electric co-ops stepping up to bridge
the broadband divide has continued to grow.

For our newest report, NRTC and NRECA collaborated to expand the scope of this data, now including 88 members, and the topics covered. The reports’ goal continues to be to catalog our members’ results to help cooperatives that are evaluating broadband.


The Latest News and Events

CrowdFiber Introduces Convenient Broadband Labeling Service

Beginning in 2024, broadband providers will be required by federal regulations to provide consumers with online information describing their prices, speeds, privacy policies and other details. NRTC’s CrowdFiber has released an online tool, “Broadband Consumer Labels,” to help rural broadband providers quickly and efficiently generate the necessary information, display the labels and archive them as well. CrowdFiber’s goal is to offer a one-stop service to cover all necessary broadband labeling requirements.

NRTC Begins 2024 Board Elections Process

NRTC is accepting nominations for five seats on its board of directors. Telco members have until Friday (Dec. 1) to submit names for one at-large seat. Electric members have until Dec. 15 to submit names for seats in Districts 1, 8, 9 and 10. After online voting, NRTC will announce the winners during its annual meeting in early 2024. Members should look for a letter in the mail explaining how to make any desired changes to their voting delegate information.

Smart Water Heater Technology Part of West Kentucky Tornado Recovery

NRTC member West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative in Mayfield, KY, is participating in a two-year program to build homes for families displaced by tornado damage. It is installing smart water heater technology in each home using Armada Power controllers. NRTC donated the Armada units for the project. A tornado touched down in downtown Mayfield on Dec. 10, 2021, causing deaths, injuries and destroying several homes. A recent ribbon-cutting dedicated the first 20 homes. The plan is to complete 65 by the end of 2024.

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