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.

REC Broadband benchmarking report

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.

Resources

The Latest News and Events

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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