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Aug 17 2017

Smart Rural Community Field Trip to Maine With Senator and Commissioner

You can tell that you’re in Maine when most of the traffic on the highway alongside you are caravans of logging trucks!  After a journey across the country on Tuesday night, I knew that my last stop was Portland, Maine because I was the only person boarding the place in the Detroit Metro airport who …

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Aug 15 2017

Got to Love Sioux Falls!

    I am traveling back from the Regional Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this week.  The location is ideal given the key leadership role that Senator Thune, local boy gone to Washington, has played in communications policy and his continued active engagement in meeting the challenge of rural broadband deployment.  One of the …

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Aug 02 2017

Create Your Own Action Plan for Rural Broadband Month

As I shared yesterday, rural broadband now has its own month of celebration, attention, focus thanks to the FCC’s decree, so NTCA will do our part to keep the celebration going all month long!  What’s not to love about a recognition of how critical rural broadband infrastructure is to the economic development, public safety, education, healthcare and …

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Jul 19 2017

Capitol Hill is Busy, Chairman Thune Hits the Key Question

Given the need that our young (and youngest) generations have for broadband and speedy access and connectivity—for school, research, job searches and making our world a more global one for the next generation, it was fitting that Brent Christensen, the state executive for Minnesota Telecom Alliance and vice president of Christensen Communications Co., brought his grandson …

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Jul 13 2017

Here’s to Hoping to Not Backslide on Call Completion Efforts

The FCC moved today to adopt a second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on call completion at their open commission meeting. The FNPRM seeks to better address ongoing problems related to calls that are not being delivered to rural areas for completion, an issue rural Americans have been dealing with and NTCA has been …

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Jul 06 2017

This Might Be My Favorite Tweet Of The Week!

Likely the best tweet to come out of the “twittersphere” this week was one today from the twitter feed of Matthew Yglesias, a writer for Vox who used to also contribute to The Atlantic as well as Slate.  Given all of the recent hype on rural broadband, even Yglesias was questioning why it’s getting so …

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