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Oct 23 2014

White House Summit on Smart Rural Communities

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I have to admit that  we’ve had the White House Summit on Smart Rural Communities planned with the White House for the past few months, but when that invitation came in my email in-box last week, it really was a thrill! There is something to be said about seeing NTCA–The Rural Broadband and the White House logo …

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Oct 21 2014

NTCA Regionals Close With Parting Words in Fargo

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The 2014 Regional Conferences for NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association closed out today in Fargo, North Dakota. Members in our North Central Region are active and engaged, and that involvement has led them to being our top TECO contributors and FRS donors over the past few years. Today’s meeting was also the last opportunity for Paul Schuetzler, …

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Oct 18 2014

Ringing in a New Era With Fiber Optics?

While sitting at the kitchen counter and enjoying my Saturday morning coffee with Don, I was struck by a headline in the front section of the Washington Post that read: “Ringing in a new era for phone calls with a transition to fiber optics.” Transition? Where have they been? Not only has this transition been underway for …

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Oct 17 2014

TSTCI: A Terrific NTCA Partner

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I’ve spent the past few days in Texas with our friends from TSTCI at their fall meeting in San Antonio. For some reason, I always think that San Antonio is the perfect place for rural telecom meetings —”Remember the Alamo” and all that. I so appreciate the partnership that NTCA has forged with TSTCI, particularly …

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