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Jun 27 2017

Former Chairman Wheeler Resurfaces

I spent much of Monday afternoon at the headquarters for NRECA, the rural electric cooperative’s trade association, breaking bread over lunch with their board of directors and then having the opportunity to address their board on what NTCA member broadband providers are up to and why there is some possible synergy to partnerships between NTCA …

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Jun 22 2017

The Face Behind the Voice

NTCA’s very own SVP of Industry Affairs and Business Development Michael Romano testified today before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade at their hearing on “Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America”.  It was certainly a week for these discussions and Mike was the perfect “clean up batter” and …

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Jun 22 2017

Trump Talks Rural Broadband and NTCA Numbers Show a Slowdown

President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa yesterday and said that expanded access to broadband internet service in rural areas will be part of the infrastructure plan he will submit to Congress, helping to bridge a digital divide that leaves small towns behind. “I will be including a provision in our infrastructure proposal — $1 trillion …

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Jun 21 2017

Virtual Living Rooms to Become a Reality

I could not have been more excited when I got the call from Keith Gabbard, CEO of PRTC in McKee, Kentucky sharing with us that after over a year of noodling, talking, collaborating and planning, he had the VA officials from Lexington show up in his town yesterday to ink the agreement to work together …

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Jun 18 2017

Taking the Time to Celebrate Dads

Everyone, including Cassie the wonder pup but excluding Leah living in Chicago, gathered to celebrate Don on Father’s Day today.  While I could be blogging on the statistics surround robocalling and call completion in rural markets, that will just have to wait for another day as we celebrate Dads everywhere for the work they do …

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Jun 14 2017

Board Leadership as Industry Charges Ahead

The NTCA board of directors, along with our Service Management Corporation’s (SMC) board, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) board and our Group Health Trustees all gathered this week in Colorado to do some strategic thinking, reviewed policies (public and otherwise) and pondered for the future for the rural broadband industry and what we can …

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