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Category Archive: Broadband

May 17 2017

Senator Cortez Masto Connects With NTCA on Infrastructure

How fitting that Leif Oveson and I were called up to meet with Senator Cortez Masto, Senate Commerce Committee member from Nevada, right in the middle of Infrastructure Week. While we had the opportunity to discuss with the Senator why broadband is such a vital component for any infrastructure proposal, we were also able to …

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May 15 2017

NTCA Shares Resources Available as Ransomware Attack WannaCry Spreads

As has been widely reported in the media, a new strain of ransomware known as WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor is rapidly spreading across the world. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, a computer virus which encrypts most or even all of the files on a user’s computer. The malware then demands …

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May 14 2017


It may have taken nearly two years, but I finally made my way to New York City to see the Broadway sensation, Hamilton. I finally hit the point where I realized that the ticket prices weren’t really going to drop that much further and it was simply time. That coupled with a Mother’s Day adventure …

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May 12 2017

Infastructure, Infrastructure

I was able to end the week with a panel adventure on Capitol Hill at a forum hosted by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus on “Broadband Infrastructure Funding: What Should The Plans Be?” I was joined by Blair Levin, well known to NTCA members as “father of the Broadband Plan” as well …

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May 11 2017

A lot Happening in Washington DC Today

There never is a dull moment here in Washington DC and today we were brought into the discussion that USDA Secretary Perdue was announcing a reorganization of the critical rural agency. NTCA felt it was important to weigh in on the news. The Rural Development programs within USDA are critical to national goals with respect …

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May 08 2017

Be Smart

It’s that time of year again, when NTCA opens up our nomination process for our annual Smart Rural Community Showcase awards. Now entering our fifth year (wow…where does time fly off to??), this annual tradition of ours is a wonderful opportunity for NTCA members to be recognized for their extraordinary achievements in promoting rural broadband …

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