Member Driven.
Technology Focused.

We help members deliver advanced technology solutions across rural America.

broadband

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. 

mobile

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.

Resources

The Latest News and Events

NTCA, NRECA Suggest Improvements to BDC Reporting

Both NRECA and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association claim that wireless carriers are the source of inaccuracies in the FCC’s current broadband coverage data. In comments to the Commission, NRECA said mobile carriers should not be allowed to classify 5G mobile services as “fixed broadband.” NTCA said that the Commission should apply the same reporting requirements for all fixed wireless carriers rather than allowing some to simply report addresses to the Fabric.

Barriers Beyond Connectivity Stand in Front of Precision Ag

While lack of access to landline and wireless broadband connections remains a challenge for precision agriculture, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finds that other barriers are becoming more prominent, such as costs, lack of device standards, and ownership of ag sensor data. GAO cites a U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate that about 27 percent of farms use precision agriculture techniques today.

Twin Valley in Kansas Begins Mobile Benefits Through NRTC/NTCA MVNO Offer

Twin Valley, an ISP in rural Kansas, is the first to take advantage of an exclusive offer NRTC is extending to members of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. It is bundling mobile phone service with its broadband service using mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) benefits through NRTC Mobile Solutions. Twin Valley will get access to credit card activation services, financing on mobile devices, marketing assistance and other MVNO advantages. NTCA members through the offer do not pay service startup fees.
RUral Broadband Operations BENCHMARKING REPORT

We asked rural ISPs about their marketing, customer service and other operational tasks

In two earlier broadband benchmarking reports NRTC gathered the shared experiences of electric cooperatives deploying networks in rural areas to bridge gaps in connectivity throughout the nation. Our latest report surveys both telco and electric members about what it takes to maintain a successful broadband service to serve today’s rural consumers.

NRTC members with this report offer insights into where they see opportunities to expand their business and where they see challenges to achieving their goals. The ongoing goal for our broadband surveys is to archive member experiences and help all rural ISPs make solid business decisions.

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