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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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Oct 15 2014

Another Out-of-the-Box Discussion

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We’re wrapping it up here in beautiful Missoula with a thanks to our gracious hosts for the meeting, Blackfoot Telecom. The Northwest Regional Conference ended with “Out-of-the-Box Thinking Is Out-of-the-Box Doing,” one of my favorite discussions pulled together by our Associate Member Advisory Council. Once again, I was not disappointed. Today’s discussion featured two telco CEOs, …

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