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Mar 21 2016

Politics Is in the Air

I know, I know it’s impossible to turn on the television and NOT realize that it’s political season in rare and early spring bloom, but in the spirit that politics can be local, we’ve had a few candidates running for Congress drop by the NTCA headquarters to chat about their platform and why they would …

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Dec 22 2015

Foundation for Rural Service Ends the Year by Awarding Grants

Tis the giving season, so how appropriate to have our Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) making some end-of-year grant awards that continue to reinforce the foundation’s mission of supporting rural America and rural communities. I just got off the phone from a call with our team, along with the office of the White House Rural Council, …

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Dec 17 2015

AT&T and Google Fiber Duke It Out

It was my favorite Saturday morning routine: Drinking my cup of coffee and reading the newspaper end-to-end before taking Cassie for a walk. Last weekend, one of the articles that caught my eye was about the current battle between AT&T and Google Fiber as they race to expand their gig networks across the country—to cities …

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Dec 10 2015

A Journal: ‘Day Tripping’ With Commissioner Rosenworcel

7 a.m. It’s bright and early (ok, maybe more foggy than bright) as I head to Reagan National Airport to begin the day of taking Commissioner Rosenworcel and her top legal adviser out to see some of rural America. It was kind of an odd experience heading to the airport without any luggage, and I …

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Apr 22 2015

Topics of the Day: Smart Agriculture and Call Completion

Smart agriculture and the role that broadband plays in delivering new technologies was the discussion of the day  up on Capitol Hill as our Foundation for Rural Service and NTCA’s Smart Rural Community programs hosted a summit, “Smart Agriculture: Broadband Technology at Our Nation’s Farms.” Mark Lewellen, manager of spectrum advocacy for John Deere, gave a …

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Jan 08 2015

The Message Continues …

The 114th Congress was sworn in this week, and this week’s edition of Politico kicked off in fine fashion with a profile of the new Congress. Our fabulous communications team was on the ball and quickly grabbed the back cover of the magazine to publish our message “Rural Broadband: Solutions Oriented, Community Based.” It  highlights how …

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