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Apr 21 2017

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day…teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime”

We’re pretty much all familiar with the wise proverb, “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; you teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime?” That same adage can apply pretty powerfully to the power of broadband in rural communities. NTCA member telcos have been working …

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Apr 20 2017

Eliminating Paper, Making Lives Easier

Hanging out in the Asheville airport as Mike Romano and I head home after a whirlwind visit to our Asheville service center and spent time with the terrific team who administer our benefit programs. I always appreciate the time spent with Les Greer and our Asheville folks as they work their way, along with members …

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Apr 18 2017

Sharing Thoughts on Open FCC Seats

As usual with a new Administration, there is a buzz in the air with political slots that are yet to be filled. The currently open two FCC Commissioner seats are no different. It seems like every few weeks there are rumors of possible candidates and I’ve had three or four calls with possible folks under …

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Apr 15 2017

Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Age Like A Fine Wine?

Another spring, another birthday. Each one makes me realize how much I have to celebrate so I don’t even whine about the passing year or the higher level number I need to hit on the gym cross trainer when I enter in my vital stats before a workout. Speaking of whining/wining….Leah, my oldest, had given …

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Apr 14 2017

IP Vision Rocked – Make Sure Your Team Has Their 2018 Calendar Marked!

I might be a tad challenged at programming my new Smart TV but that doesn’t mean that I don’t keep a close eye on technology trends. It’s one of the reasons I think that the agenda for our IP Vision meeting is so critical. This year’s IP Vision Conference & Expo looked at the intersection …

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Apr 12 2017

Sharing Thoughts with the USDA Transition Team

Tom Wacker and I headed over to USDA today to meet with folks at RUS and those involved in the Trump Administration as they look to set the course at USDA for the new administration. We spent time walking through NTCA’s membership – who they are, where they serve and the challenges they face serving …

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