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Aug 29 2014


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I opened up NTCA’s latest issue of our Telecom Executive leadership report that we put out to our executive membership each month, and I smiled when I saw that the topic was “Seven Tips for Avoiding Burnout.” It’s a popular theme in the rural telecom industry, at NTCA and I am sure in every work environment …

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Aug 27 2014

Senator Kaine Gets Some ‘Hands On’ Rural Telecom Experience


I have been so impressed by the number of congressional visits to NTCA member telcos that have taken place this August break. There is nothing that tells the story of rural communications like getting policymakers in the field to touch, see and hear the story firsthand. However, nothing might be as powerful as watching an …

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Aug 27 2014

New/Familiar Face at RUS

John Padalino, the former RUS administrator, left his post in July to head back to Texas with his family to re-establish his local roots there. Veteran USDA employee Jacki Ponti, current administrator of the RUS water program, has stepped in as the acting RUS administrator. Jacki has a long history with the agency, USDA and …

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Aug 26 2014

FirstNet Is Top of Mind

As part of NTCA’s mission to communicate as much as possible with our membership (and still figure out a way to prevent information overload. Oh, no … not another email!), our fabulous communications team has developed a video chat program cleverly titled “Broadband Beat With Shirley Bloomfield.” We’ve used this platform to interview really interesting folks who intersect …

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