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.

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.


The Latest News and Events

NRTC Member Awarded $47 Million in Missouri ARPA Announcement

The state of Missouri has awarded NRTC member White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC) $47 million in grants to complete seven broadband construction projects in five counties. The funding is through Missouri’s share of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) support. NRTC assisted WRVEC with application preparation. The projects will connect 15,600 households and 2,150 businesses to fast fiber networks. In total, the state awarded $261 million. Several other NRTC members also won support.

Singer/Songwriter Doug Johnson to Perform at Nashville Meeting

For those planning to attend the NRTC Annual Meeting for electric members in Nashville, March 5, be sure to stay for our guest, songwriter and long-time record company executive Doug Johnson. He will perform at the meeting and tell stories of his years working with country artists including Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers and many others. Johnson has written seven number-one hit songs. There is a possibility he might bring some guests to appear with him.

Heartland Rural Electric’s Mark Scheibe Joins NRTC Board

Mark Scheibe, CEO of Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative in Girard, KS, has joined the NRTC Board of Directors representing electric voting District 7. The board elected him earlier this month following a search and interviews with a series of candidates. Scheibe, who has extensive management and distribution engineering experience at rural electric cooperatives, fills a vacant seat on the NRTC board.

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